Israeli-Iranian relations have been poor for decades, with officials threatening one another repeatedly about what would happen in the event of war. Last week, responding to an Iranian MP’s warning that Israel’s “lifespan” would be cut short if the US attacked Iran, Prime Minister Netanyahu noted that all of Iran was in range of Israeli warplanes.
The Israeli Defence Forces are the only military forces in the world capable of taking on Iran in the event of war, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.
“At the moment, the only army in the world to fight Iran – this is the Israeli army,” Netanyahu said, speaking to members of Israel’s National Security College at his residence on Sunday, according to the Jerusalem Post.
The prime minister also recalled his role in fighting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, saying the agreement would have only given Iran “hundreds of billions of dollars” to “invest in their empire” and “pave the way for [an Iranian] nuclear arsenal.”
“I had to fight alone to block the nuclear agreement,” Netanyahu said. “I had to fight against all the powers and against the president of the United States – I went to the US Congress.”
“Today, you can judge whether we were right or not. So, first of all, you have to stop it,” Netanyahu said.
According to the prime minister, “the only thing that the terrible nuclear deal gave” israel was the “strong and…