Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran of 'strongest blow' if it attacks Israel, says his country stands with US

'Whoever tries to attack us will be dealt the strongest blow,' Netanyahu said, accusing Iran of leading a campaign to 'strangle and destroy' Israel.

Reuters January 08, 2020 21:23:18 IST
Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran of 'strongest blow' if it attacks Israel, says his country stands with US
  • Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, after an Iranian missile strike on US-led forces in Iraq, that Israel would hit back hard against anyone who attacked his country.

  • Netanyahu reiterated his praise for US president Donald Trump for the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani last week,

  • 'Whoever tries to attack us will be dealt the strongest blow,' Netanyahu said, accusing Iran of leading a campaign to 'strangle and destroy' Israel.

Jerusalem:  Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, after an Iranian missile strike on US-led forces in Iraq, that Israel would hit back hard against anyone who attacked his country.

Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran of strongest blow if it attacks Israel says his country stands with US

File image of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. AP

Netanyahu reiterated his praise for US president Donald Trump for the killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani last week, calling it a bold move. The Israeli leader said Soleimani had tried to destabilise the region for decades and was “planning much worse.”

Without directly referencing Iran’s missile strikes overnight, in what Tehran called retaliation for the general’s death in Baghdad, Netanyahu said in a speech in Jerusalem that Israel stood beside the United States.

“Whoever tries to attack us will be dealt the strongest blow,” Netanyahu said, accusing Iran of leading a campaign to “strangle and destroy” Israel.

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