With concerns about continued attacks on Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to northern Israel yesterday to speak to IDF troops stationed there.
While assessing the IDF’s readiness in the north, Netanyahu spoke of Iran opening a new front against Israel in the region:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Wednesday visited the Hermon Brigade and IDF bases overlooking the Syrian and Lebanese borders in the Shebaa farms region and the Golan Heights, assessing from up close the army’s readiness in sectors that have seen increased tension recently …
Netanyahu said, “I came here to see the IDF’s preparations against the developing threats on the Golan Heights. For a while now Iran has been trying to establish a new front here; in addition to the fronts it has already established against us in southern Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
“It’s curious to me that in the face of this terror activity by Iran, both here in the region and throughout the world, leading countries in the world are not demanding that Iran cease this activity, but are racing to forge a deal that would enable it to have nuclear weapons, and that is the greatest danger of all.
“Israel will oppose this deal, which is dangerous to us, dangerous to the region, dangerous to the world.”
According to Ya’alon, “Iran has recently intensified its efforts to open a front against us on the Golan Heights, and is trying to build a terrorist infrastructure to carry out attacks against us. This is the same Iran that reaches into Afghanistan and Iraq, into Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, and everywhere it has encroached there is instability.”