Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Sunday at the Munich Security Conference, where he addressed the danger posed by Iran, both to Israel and to the entire world. He also showed the audience a piece of the Iranian drone that invaded Israeli airspace last week.
Watch: Netanyahu shows piece of Iranian drone
Video and photo credit: Amos Ben Gershom, GPO
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed last week’s invasion of an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace and warned that Israel may take direct action against Iran if necessary.
During his speech, Netanyahu mentioned Iran’s denial of the invasion. He then picked up a piece of the downed drone and showed it to the audience. Turning to Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who is representing his country in the conference, Netanyahu asked, “Do you recognize this? You should. It’s yours.”
“You can take back with you a message to the tyrants of Tehran,” Netanyahu added. “Do not test Israel’s resolve.”
Netanyahu also reiterated his position against the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, led by the Obama administration, saying it “has begun the countdown to an Iranian nuclear arsenal in little more than a decade. The sanctions relief that the deal provided has not moderated Iran. … In fact, it’s unleashed a dangerous Iranian tiger in our region and beyond.”
Addressing Iran’s recent attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria, Netanyahu said, “For some time I’ve been warning about this development. I’ve made clear in word and deed that Israel has red lines it will enforce. Israel will continue to prevent Iran from establishing a permanent military presence in Syria.”