Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is ready to start a war with Iran very soon to keep it out of Syria. However, it is not seeking escalation, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported on Sunday.
During the cabinet weekly meeting, Netanyahu said: "Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps have, in recent months, been providing Syria with advanced weapons to attack us, both on the battlefield and on the home front."
He claimed that the Iranian weapons sent to Syria included "attack drones, surface-to-surface missiles and Iranian anti-aircraft systems that will threaten air force jets."
Netanyahu added: "We are determined to stop Iran's aggression in its early stages, even if this involves a conflict. Better now than later."
He continued: "Nations that were unprepared to take timely action against murderous aggression paid much heavier prices afterwards. We do not want escalation, but we are prepared for any scenario."