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Preparations For War? Israel Closed Airspace On Border With Lebanon Following Trump Threats To Strike Iran

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Preparations For War? Israel Closed Airspace On Border With Lebanon Following Trump Threats To Strike Iran

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On September 16, Israeli authorities announced that they had closed airspace in the 6km-deep area on the contact line with Lebanon. The airspace will be closed until September 17 morning.

The announcement came following two days of warmongering  by mainstream media and top US officials that were blaming Iran for a drone strike carried out by Yemen’s Houthis on Saudi oil infrastructure on September 14.

The US as well as Israel and Saudi Arabia blame Iran for the inability of the Saudi-led coalition to achieve a military victory in its war on Yemen. US President Donald Trump even threatened to carry out strikes on Iran in response to the supposed ‘Iranian agression’ against Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, similar idea was promoted by hawkish US senator Lindey Graham.

Another factor playing to the growth of tensions in the Middle East is agressive policy of Israel supported by a large-scale propaganda campaign in Israeli and US mainstream media.

On the one hand, the Israeli leadership blames Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas for threatening Israeli interests on a daliy basis. On the other hand, Tel Aviv continues its expansionist policy in the region declaring plans to annex more Palestinian areas, launch a ground military operation in the Gaza Strip, and even indirectly claiming responsibility for a series of explosions at positions of Iran-alled militias in Iraq and Iran.

The Israeli actions and attitude are even further sharpened by the ongoing election campaign to Israel’s parliament. Therefore, top Israeli politicians and political parties are competing in war-likey rhetoric and promises to defeat all ‘Israeli enemies’.

In the current conditions, the Middle East looks like a powder keg that is ready to exploit at any moment. And there are powers sides that could be interested in such an explosion to achieve own political and geoeconomic interests.

Preparations For War? Israel Closed Airspace On Border With Lebanon Following Trump Threats To Strike Iran

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