Netanyahu urged Trump to attack Iran after he lost the presidency

Jul 16, 2021
Former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Donald Trump to launch a military strike against Iran after it was clear that the former US president had lost the 2020 election, a report said Thursday.
General Mark Milley, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, battled to prevent Trump from ordering a strike against Iran, while the president was circled by hawks, including Netanyahu, pressuring him to execute such a strike, according to a report Thursday by the New Yorker.
“If you do this, you’re gonna have a fucking war,” Milley reportedly warned Trump at one point.
Other foreign policy advisers, including then-vice president Mike Pence, also reportedly pushed for military action against Iran.
When Milley asked why they were so intent on attacking the Iranians, at a meeting where Trump was not present, Pence replied: “Because they are evil.”
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“You’re Gonna Have a Fucking War”: Mark Milley’s Fight to Stop Trump from Striking Iran