The Iranian foreign minister accused Israel of ‘daily illegal incursions into Syrian airspace,’ and called Prime Minister Netanyahu’s decision to show a piece of an Iranian drone downed over Israel ‘a cartoonish circus.’
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday that last week’s invasion of an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace was proof that Israel’s “so-called invincibility has crumbled.”
At the beginning of his speech, Zarif briefly addressed that of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had held up a piece of said drone and showed it to the audience. Zarif called it “a cartoonish circus” that “does not even deserve the dignity of a response.”
Zarif argued that Netanyahu’s tactics were used in order “to blame others for (Israel’s) own strategic blunders, or maybe to evade the domestic crisis they’re facing,” alluding to Netanyahu’s corruption allegations back home.
He went on to accuse Israel of “daily illegal incursions into Syrian airspace,” as well as the “illegal occupation of Palestine.”
Netanyahu, in his speech, held up a piece of the downed drone, turned to Zarif and asked, “Do you recognize this? You should. It’s yours.” He then sent a clear warning Zarif’s way: “You can take back with you a message to the tyrants of Tehran,” Netanyahu added. “Do not test Israel’s resolve.”