'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

'Do not test Israel's resolve', Netanyahu warns Iran

Addressing participants at the Munich Security Conference earlier on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed off what he called a piece of an Iranian drone, which the Israeli military claims to have downed more than a week ago, and said the Tel Aviv regime could "act" directly against Iran.

Netanyahu reiterated his position that Iran was the greatest threat to world security, and referred to Iran's allies in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Gaza as a "noose of terror around our neck".

Netanyahu declared that Israel would prevent Iran from approaching its border."We said we have red lines, we are preventing Iran from establishing itself in Syria, but Iran is trying to cross these red lines, and last week they sent a drone to Israel, which we downed.We will not allow Iran to establish a force on our border.We will attack not only Iran's proxies, but also the country itself". You should, it's yours.

During his own speech at the Munich conference, Netanyahu slammed the Iran nuclear deal, saying it has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region.

"What has happened in the past several days is the so-called invincibility (of Israel) has crumbled", he said of the February 10 downing of an Israeli jet.

"Israel uses aggression as a policy against its neighbours", Zarif told the Munich Security Confefence, accusing Israel of "mass reprisals against its neighbours and daily incursions into Syria, Lebanon".

Mr Zarif accused the U.S. of using the conference to "revive hysteria" against Iran, and denied that Tehran was seeking "hegemony" in the Middle East. "You should, it's yours", Netanyahu said, adding that the Iranian official "lies with eloquence".

"We will not be the first ones to violate an agreement which all of us tried, in spite of Netanyahu's attempts, to achieve", he said. On Saturday, US National Security Advisor H R McMaster said Iran was arming a "network of proxies" that "is becoming more and more capable as Iran seeds more and more. destructive weapons into these networks".

France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China, which signed the nuclear deal along with Iran and the USA, say the accord can not be reopened, that it is working and that Iran is allowing inspections. "And I believe it would be a response that means people would be sorry for taking the erroneous action they did", he said.

"In a quest to create our strong region, we need to be realistic and accept our differences...."

"This is a very risky development for our region".

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Russian senator Aleksey Pushkov said scrapping the agreement was akin to choosing between war and peace, while John Kerry, the former U.S. secretary of state who helped clinch the agreement, said it was wrong to assume that Iran would obtain a nuclear weapon as soon as the 15-year scope of the deal ends.



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