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Netanyahu: The campaign we are conducting against Iran is still at its peak

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman [James N. Mattis/Flickr]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli former Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman [James N. Mattis/Flickr]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country is still continuing its efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. According to him, Israel is also carrying out a campaign against the Iranian military positioning in Syria which is directed against Israel.

Netanyahu has made these statements on Sunday during the weekly cabinet session, in which he revealed the intensification of Israeli efforts against Iran, whether to prevent its possession of nuclear weapons or acting against the Iranian military presence in Syria.

As part of Israel’s efforts to continue its campaign against Iran, Netanyahu talked at the weekend with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and praised the entire US administration’s firm position against the nuclear deal that had been signed with Iran against what he described as the Iranian “aggression” in the Middle East.

Netanyahu claimed that the regime in Tehran is the main destabilising party in the Middle East, and stressed that “the current campaign that is being conducted against Iran is not over and it is still at its peak.”

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Israeli Prime Minister added in his speech: “We are working to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and at the same time, we are working against the Iranian military positioning in Syria which is directed against us. Therefore, we are equally working to thwart the transportation of lethal weapons from Syria to Lebanon or their manufacturing in Lebanon.”

Netanyahu went on: “These weapons are directed against the State of Israel and we have the right, within the framework of our right to self-determination, to thwart their manufacturing or transportation. We will also not tolerate attacks against us from the Gaza Strip. Yesterday, the Air Force raided targets of armed groups deep inside the Gaza Strip, and today, after the army forces neutralised an explosive device which had been planted on the security fence, they worked again against targets belonging to Hamas.”

A series of raids, which have been attributed to Israeli warplanes, have been conducted on targets in Syria. Tel Aviv claimed that the targets were Iranian military stations. During these raids, Iranian officers had been killed, including the official of the Iranian drones’ system in Syria.

Last week, one of the military airports was hit by a missile attack. The regime’s media reported that the bombing and raids targeted Al-Dabaa Military Airbase in Homs.

Lebanese media reported that the bombing which targeted Al-Dabaa Israeli Airbase was originated from Lebanese airspace that has been broken through by Israeli fighter jets over the Keserwan District. The Israeli attack was followed by intensive air flights in several Lebanese areas.

For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated that the air strikes that are suspected to be conducted by Israeli Air forces, had targeted Al-Dabaa Military Airbase, its surroundings and outskirts in the western countryside of Homs where forces of the Lebanese Hezbollah as well as militias attributed to the Syrian regime forces of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities are based.

 

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