Netanyahu warns of ‘crushing blow’ if Iran attacks Iraq
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday cautioned arch-enemy Iran that his nation would inflict a”crushing blow” on Tehran if it is attacked following the US killing a top Iranian general.
Netanyahu’s announcement came as Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles targeting at least two bases in Iraq where the US military and coalition forces’ are stationed, in revenge for the killing of the commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards, General Qasem Soleimani, in a US drone attack on Friday, which was ordered by President Donald Trump.
“We’re standing steadfast against those who attempt to kill us. We’re standing with force and with determination.
Describing the assassinated Iranian commander, Soleimani, as”terrorist in chief”, the Israeli Prime Minister congratulated US President Donald Trump for eliminating him by “acting quickly, boldly and resolutely”.
“Qassem Soleimani was responsible for the death of countless innocent people. He destabilised nations. For decades, he sowed distress and fear and anguish. And he was planning much worse,” Netanyahu said.
“President Trump should be congratulated for acting swiftly, boldly and resolutely against this terrorist-in-chief, who had been the architect and driver of Iran’s campaign of carnage and terror throughout the Middle East and throughout the world,” he added.
‘It’s essential to mention that Israel stands entirely beside the US,” Netanyahu said, adding,”America has no better friend than Israel, and Israel has no better friend than America’.
Iranian military officials have threatened to attack Israel as well as turning Israeli towns”to dust” in the wake of the US military operation where Soleimani was murdered.