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'If Iran Strikes Tel Aviv, We'll Strike Tehran'

Avigdor Liberman with IDF (Photo: Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Iran's threats against Israel have grown increasingly aggressive, after Israel struck encroaching military installments in Syria and as the U.S. continues to mull pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal. As the threats grow, The Times of Israel's Judah Ari Gross reports, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says the Jewish state will retaliate against any attacks by the Islamic Republic:

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman threatened to strike Tehran, along with Iranian facilities in Syria, if Iran were to attack Tel Aviv, in an interview published Thursday with the Saudi-owned, London-based news outlet Elaph.

“If they attack Tel Aviv, we will strike Tehran,” the defense minister warned.

Liberman’s statements came in response to the increasingly aggressive threats coming out of Tehran following an April 9 strike against an alleged Iranian drone facility in central Syria, which Iran has claimed Israel carried out. Israel remains officially mum on the strike.

Jerusalem has declared Iranian entrenchment in Syria unacceptable and vowed to take action in order to prevent it.

“We will destroy every site where we see an attempt by Iran to position itself militarily in Syria,” the defense minister said. “We will not allow it, at all costs.”

Despite his harsh language, Liberman said that he “wants calm” and doesn’t “want to attack or fight anyone...

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