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Likely scenarios for Israel and Iran, now that the gloves are off

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been fighting for this moment for years. By abandoning the nuclear deal with Iran, US President Donald Trump has finally granted all he demanded.

Israel is certain this is the best way to prevent an Iranian atomic bomb and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East in the long term.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 10, 2018, with the headline 'Likely scenarios for Israel and Iran, now that the gloves are off'. Print Edition | Subscribe