US National Security Adviser John Bolton warned Iran “and any other hostile actor not to mistake US prudence and discretion with weakness,” in reference to the aborted military strike against Iran after the downing of an American drone. Bolton spoke in Jerusalem on Sunday ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and a trilateral session with his Israeli and Russian opposite numbers. Bolton added “Our military is rebuilt new and ready to go.” Moreover, he said, the US would never permit Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.
Netanyahu said: “When the sanctions against Iran were lifted because of the nuclear deal and the money began to flow in, Iranian aggression surged. He denied that it began now. By now, Iran is building an empire, spreading terror, building bases in Syria and trying to transfer advanced weapons to Hizballah.