Netanyahu: Iran's Goal Is to Destroy Israel, IDF Prepared for Any Scenario
PM responds to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's declaration that nuclear deal won't change Islamic Republic’s belligerent attitude toward U.S. or Middle East.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot (L) and Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon during a visit to IDF Northern Command.Rami Shlush
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Iran was advancing its nuclear program in order to destroy Israel, responding to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s declaration that the nuclear deal would not change the Islamic Republic’s belligerent attitude toward the U.S. or the Middle East.
"What I said was correct and accurate… Iran is advancing its nuclear program in order to destroy Israel." said Netanyahu during a tour of the Israel Defense Force’s Northern Command Unit. "I'm here to examine from up close IDF's readiness to deal with the threats we're facing. The Israeli army is strong, Israel is strong. We are prepared for any scenario. We will hurt those who try to do us harm."
Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, told supporters on Saturday that U.S. policies in the region were "180 degrees" opposed to Iran's, in a Tehran speech punctuated by chants of "Death to America" and "Death to Israel".
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