Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that his country will not allow Iran to have a "hostile" military presence on its northern borders.
According to Netanyahu, Israel is even prepared to enter into a war with its neighbor if it sees Iran escalating aggression. Israel does not seek to aggravate the situation, but "is prepared for any scenario," the Minister stressed.
"We are determined to block Iran's aggression against us, even if this means a struggle. Better now than later,” Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting.
He assessed the strengthening of Tehran's military presence in Syria as actions directed against Israel and noted that, in recent months, Iranian security forces from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have been sending offensive and defensive weapons into the conflict zone, including combat drones, air defense weapons, and surface-to-surface missiles.