Netanyahu to Iran: IDF ‘Prepared to Respond to Any Threat’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu conveyed a harsh warning on Sunday to Iran and its Lebanon-based proxy Hezbollah.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said: “Lebanon and Syria bear the responsibility for any attack against Israel emanating from their territories. We will not allow our security to be undermined; neither will we allow our citizens to be threatened. We will not tolerate attacks on our forces. Together with the defense minister and the chief-of-staff, I am holding ongoing assessments of the situation. The Israel Defense Forces are prepared to respond to any threat.”

His remark comes a day after the Lebanese media reported that Jerusalem had issued a similar warning to Hezbollah via the United Nations — that it will not tolerate any act of aggression in the wake of the killing of a Hezbollah operative in an airstrike over Damascus last Monday, which the Tehran-backed terrorist group attributes to Israel.