Mattis Says Iran Risks Escalating War With Israel as Trump Mulls Nuclear Deal – Free Beacon

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that Iran’s destabilizing actions in Syria risk an escalation with Israel that could spark a larger regional conflict.

Speaking before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis said Iran has continued to work through its Lebanon-based proxy, Hezbollah, to expand Tehran’s influence in the Middle East.

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