BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday that his nation can strike Iran’s military assets in Iraq.
“We are certainly monitoring everything that is happening in Syria and, regarding Iranian threats, we are not limiting ourselves just to Syrian territory. This also needs to be clear,” Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman told a conference hosted and aired live by the Israel Television News Company.
In response to a question regarding whether or not Israel will attack Iran in Iraq, the Israeli Defense Minister said: “I am saying that we will contend with any Iranian threat, and it doesn’t matter from where it comes … Israel’s freedom is total. We retain this freedom of action.”
Israel has launched airstrikes as far east as Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate; however, they have yet to attack any Iranian asset inside Iraq.