On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of planning attacks against the nation and said everything possible measures would be taken to prevent them.
PM Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on November 21 and is seen to be fighting for his political life, made his comments on a visit to an army base near the border area with conflict-ravaged Syria.
He continued, “Iranian aggression in our region, and against us, continue.”
PM Netanyahu was speaking on the day the United States General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was in the nation to meet his Israeli counterpart Aviv Kohavi.
Both had discussed “operational questions and regional developments,” reads an army statement.
While speaking on the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, Israeli Prime Minister has said that “we are taking all necessary actions to prevent Iran from entrenching here in our region.”
PM Netanyahu further stated that “this includes the activity necessary to thwart the transfer of lethal weaponry from Iran to Syria, whether by air or overland.”
“We will also take action to thwart Iran’s effort to turn Iraq and Yemen into bases for launching rockets and missiles” at Israel, he added.
On Wednesday, in a limited confirmation of such operations, Israel said that its warplanes have carried out a “very intense” attack against the Syrian Army, and Iranian Forces.
The UK-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that twenty-three people were murdered in the strikes – twenty-one fighters and two civilians.
Israel “Iron Dome” Missile Defence System had impeded four rockets fired from Syria, with the army condemning an “Iranian force”.
On Thursday, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has announced that he had charged Benjamin Netanyahu with fraud, bribery, and breach of trust, encouraging thesis that the conclusion of the premier’s decade-long period was nigh.