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Bibi: Lebanese PM’s Resignation Is a Wake-Up Call

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri (Photo: wikicommons/kremlin.ru)

The prime minister of Lebanon has resigned, accusing the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah of taking his nation hostage. Israel Hayom reports on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's response - that this is a warning of Iran's planned takeover of the Middle East:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the surprise resignation of Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri was a "wake-up call" for the world on Iran's attempted takeover of the Middle East.

"He [Hariri] said basically it's because Hezbollah took over, which means Iran took over. And I think this is a wake-up call for everyone," Netanyahu told the BBC during a visit to the U.K.

"It says what the Middle East is really experiencing. It's experiencing the attempt of Iran to conquer the Middle East, to dominate it and subjugate it," Netanyahu said.

"And I think when Israelis and Arabs, and it's all the Arabs and the Israelis, agree on one thing, people should pay attention. We should stop this Iranian takeover."

Earlier, Netanyahu said Hariri's resignation and comments "are a wake-up call to the international community to take action against the Iranian aggression that is trying to turn Syria into a second Lebanon. This aggression endangers not only Israel but the entire Middle East. The international community needs to come together and stand against this aggression..."

Tags: Netanyahu , Hezbollah , Iran

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