Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanayhu on Wednesday warned arch-enemy Iran that his nation would inflict a “crushing blow” on Tehran whether it is attacked following the US killing a high Iranian normal.
Netanyahu’s assertion got here as Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles concentrating on at the least two bases in Iraq the place the US army and coalition forces’ are stationed, in revenge for the killing of the commander of Iran’s highly effective Revolutionary Guards, Common Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone strike on Friday, which was ordered by President Donald Trump.
“We’re standing steadfast against those who seek to kill us. We’re standing with determination and with force. Whoever tries to attack us will suffer a crushing blow in return,” Netanyahu stated at a convention in Jerusalem’s The Start Heritage Middle.
Describing the assassinated Iranian commander, Soleimani, as “terrorist in chief”, the Israeli Prime Minister congratulated US President Donald Trump for eliminating him by “acting swiftly, boldly and resolutely”.
“Qassem Soleimani was responsible for the death of countless innocent people. He destabilised in many countries. For decades, he sowed fear and misery and anguish. And he was planning much worse,” Netanyahu stated.
“President Trump should be congratulated for acting swiftly, boldly and resolutely against this terrorist-in-chief, who was the architect and driver of Iran’s campaign of carnage and terror throughout the Middle East and throughout the world,” he added.
The Israeli chief additionally careworn that the area is cut up between radical Islamists and the average forces with the “State of Israel is the anchor of stability in these stormy waters.
“Many leaders within the Center East agree with what I’m saying,” he emphasised.
Netanyahu additionally reiterated his nation’s full assist for the US in its ongoing army confrontation with Iran.
It’s essential to say that Israel stands fully beside the US,” Netanyahu stated, including, “America has no higher buddy than Israel, and Israel has no higher buddy than America.
Iranian army officers have threatened to assault Israel and even turning Israeli cities “to mud” within the wake of the US army operation through which Soleimani was killed.