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After Missile Launch, Netanyahu Warns Iran Against Threatening Israel

Iran rocket launch, June 19, 2017 (Photo: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps)

Today, Iran fired missiles into Syria, claiming the strike was against ISIS, who claimed a recent attack in Tehran. But, Iran also boasted that the launch was a message to its enemies, namely Israel. In response, The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross and Marissa Newman report that PM Netanyahu says Israel is watching the Islamic Republic closely:

“I have one message for Iran: Don’t threaten Israel,” Netanyahu said.

On Monday, Iran said it fired missiles against the Islamic State in eastern Syria in response to a terror attack carried by the group in Tehran, in which 12 people were killed.

Netanyahu said Israeli forces were “constantly tracking … the activities of Iran in the region.”

Israeli concerns about Iran in Syria have mostly centered around Tehran exploiting unrest in the country to set up a base to attack Israel, as well as transferring missile systems and other advanced arms to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group.

“We are watching their actions and watching their words,” Netanyahu added.

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard, a paramilitary force in charge of the country’s missile program, said it launched six Zolfaghar ballistic missiles from the western provinces of Kermanshah and Kurdistan. State television footage showed the missiles on truck missile launchers in the daylight before being launched at night...

Tags: Netanyahu , Iran , Israel

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