Benjamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of planting “very dangerous weapons” in Syria in a bid to threaten Israel.
According to the prime minister, Iran is “seeking to plant very dangerous weapons in Syria … for the specific purpose of our [Israel’s] destruction.”
He went on noting that Iran’s alleged actions are directed against Israel, since Tehran “openly calls, daily, for the destruction, the elimination of Israel from the face of the earth.”
Meanwhile, Iran responded to Israeli accusations with harsh words, stressing that the country’s military was capable of defusing any potential threat against Iran.
“The armed forces are delivering their best services and no threat frightens Iran,” Iran’s Armed Forces Chief of Staff, Major General Mohammad Bagheri said as quoted by the news agency IRNA.
Relations between the two countries, which have always been strained, deteriorated last month after two Israeli F-15 fighter jets struck the T-4 airbase in Syria April 9, killing seven Iranians operating in the country on behalf of the government.
The war of words between the two countries has intensified further, after Netanyahu claimed earlier this month that Israel had obtained 100,000 paper and digital documents, which, according to him, irrefutably prove that Iran’s nuclear program had a secret military component, codenamed “Project Amad.”
This declaration was made shortly before a May 12 deadline, when US President Donald Trump to decide whether or not Washington will remain a party to the nuclear agreement.