The Zionist entity’s former PM Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the incumbent government for the so-called “no surprises policy” with the United States, lamenting it would potentially “thwart Israeli attacks against Iran,” Israeli media reported on Monday.
“The information that is sent to America could be leaked to major media outlets and in this way our operations will be thwarted,” Netanyahu said as quoted by The Times of Israel.
“That is why for the last decade I have refused the requests of American presidents to always inform them of our actions.”
He reportedly added that “this is an existential issue for Israel, in which there may be surprises and sometimes surprises are needed.”
He also said that the government of Naftali Bennett has “turned us into some sort of protectorate with a duty to report. If we have no independence on this matter, we have no independence at all.”
This comes as top US and Israeli officials held discussions on regional security, in which they mentioned the “Iran-threat”.
The Israeli government quickly accused Tehran of being behind the attack on against the Mercer Street vessel, with Western allies echoing the allegations and vowing a ‘harsh’ response to Iran. Tehran has denied any involvement in the incident.