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Israel Army Preparing in Case U.S. Strikes Iran, Axios Says

Empty streets in Tehran after nationwide restrictions were imposed, on Nov. 22.

Empty streets in Tehran after nationwide restrictions were imposed, on Nov. 22.

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Israel’s government instructed the military to prepare for a possible U.S. strike against Iran during the remainder of President Donald Trump’s term, Axios reported, citing unidentified Israeli officials.

The instructions were given because officials anticipate “a very sensitive period” prior to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, and not because of any intelligence or assessment that the U.S. will order an attack, the report said.