Sputnik News.com by Lilia Dergacheva Tues., Sept.29, 2020
Last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the UN Security Council’s decision not to allow an extension of the arms embargo on Iran as “scandalous”, adding his country is set to continue jointly working with the United States to thwart what he called “Iranian aggression”.
Israel has not ruled out a preemptive strike against Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned during a memorial service on Tuesday for those who fell in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, an Arab-Israeli military standoff.
“A preemptive strike is a difficult thing to do. I know that if Iran wants to base itself in the north, we are ready to fight them. This is a direct lesson of the Yom Kippur War”, noted Netanyahu, asserting that they “will do everything in order to protect the State of Israel; we are not ruling out a preliminary strike”.
The prime minister went on to ponder over “the power on our side”, saying it is what “brought peace with Jordan, Egypt, agreements with the UAE and Bahrain”.
“The power that will bring peace with additional states. The power and perseverance will allow us to handle the coronavirus crisis”, Netanyahu went on.
Tel Aviv claims that Iran seeks to acquire nuclear weapons and sew terrorism across the region to threaten Israel’s national security, including through proxy forces operating along its borders.
Tehran, meanwhile, says Israel’s illegal military involvement in Syria, Lebanon, Palestinian territories, and Iraq, as well as its possession of an actual nuclear arsenal, make it the greater danger.