Brandishing a fragment of an alleged Iranian drone shot down, Netanyahu warned Iran it was prepared to act.
A senior Iranian official said Monday that Tel Aviv would be “leveled to the ground” if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were to follow through on his threats to take direct military action against the Islamic Republic.The comments, made by Mohsen Rezaei, a former chief of the country’s Revolutionary Guards and secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, came in response to Netanyahu’s fiery speech at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday during which he said Israel would not hesitate to take action against Iranian proxies and Iran itself if necessary."About Netanyahu's unwise words,
I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee,” Rezaie said, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.Netanyahu dedicated the whole of his address at the world’s largest security conference in Germany on Sunday to lashing out at Iranian ambitions in the Middle East, namely in Syria, from where Iran allegedly launched a drone that crossed into Israeli airspace on February 10 sparking the most serious confrontation between the arch-foes since Syria's civil war began in 2011.Lennart PREISS (MSC Munich Security Conference/AFP)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu what he claimed was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace as he gives a speech during the Munich Security Conference on February 18, 2018
Lennart PREISS (MSC Munich Security Conference/AFP) Brandishing what he said was a fragment of the Iranian drone shot down by Israel, Netanyahu warned Iran: “Do not test Israel’s resolve.”"Through its proxies -- Shiite militias in Iraq, the Huthis in Yemen, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza -- Iran is devouring huge swathes of the Middle East," Netanyahu said."Israel will not allow Iran's regime to put a noose of terror around our neck," he added."We will act without hesitation to defend ourselves. And we will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies that are attacking us, but against Iran itself."