Netanyahu stresses Israel doesn’t want war with Iran but will be prepared for anything

At the opening of the weekly government meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the rising tensions between Israel and Iran. Netanyahu stressed that it would be better to fight Iran now rather than later.
Benjamin Netanyahu Photo Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

On Sunday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that even though Israel is not interested in a war with Tehran, it would be better to fight Iran now rather than later.

“We are not interested in an escalation, but we will deal with every scenario,” he said at the opening of this week’s government meeting. “Israel is protecting its full freedom of action to defend itself.”

As JOL reported earlier today, Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss regional issues on Wednesday. The two leaders will meet at Putin’s request at the Kremlin ahead of a possible US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Netanyahu emphasized the importance of the meeting, “All our meetings are important, but the meeting this week is especially important, considering Iran’s efforts to establish itself militarily in Syria against Israel.”

Netanyahu added that “Iran’s Revolutionary Corps has been transferring advanced weapons to Syria in the last months in order to harm Israel, both on the frontlines and on the home front." According to Netanyahu, the weapons include "attack drones, ground-to-ground missiles and Iranian anti-air systems that will threaten the IAF’s aircraft.”

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