Israel creates new ministry to deal with Iran threat

The Israeli government has approved the creation of a new ministry for strategic affairs, to be headed by a controversial ultra-nationalist and deal mainly with Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

During the weekly cabinet meeting, “all the ministers approved the decision to form the ministry for strategic affairs” under Avigdor Lieberman, whose Yisrael Beitenu party joined Prime Minister’s Ehud Olmert’s government in October, a official said on condition of anonymity on Sunday.

The ministry will be responsible “for coordination between the different bodies regarding the different strategic threats Israel is facing,” most notably Iran’s nuclear programme, which the Jewish state and the United States believe is aimed at acquiring a nuclear bomb, despite Tehran’s denials.

And just for you to remember who is Lieberman (here and here)

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