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Israeli PM Warns Iran Status Quo May Spur Mideast Arms Race

  • Israel’s interim PM Yair Lapid is making first foreign trip
  • Israel recently shot down three Hezbollah drones at sea
Yair Lapid

Yair Lapid

Photographer: Kobi Wolf/Bloomberg
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Israel’s new interim prime minister, Yair Lapid, warned that a continuation of the status quo with Iran may lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East that would “threaten world peace.”

Lapid spoke before meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday in Paris, where the two leaders are expected to discuss efforts to revive the nuclear deal with Iran and tensions on Israel’s disputed maritime border with Lebanon.