Israel would not limit its actions to Syria if it felt the need to deal with “Iranian threats” in the region, the country’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed on September 3, according to Reuters.
“We are certainly monitoring everything that is happening in Syria, and regarding Iranian threats, we are not limiting ourselves just to Syrian territory. This also needs to be clear,” Lieberman said speaking at a news conference in Jerusalem.
Lieberman’s remarks followed a Reuters report on the alleged deployment of Iranian ballistic missiles in Iraq. The report was already denounced as “fabricated” by the Iranian Foreign Ministry. However, the Israeli-Iranian tensions are high enough to ingore official statements of each other.
“I’m saying that we will handle any Iranian threat, no matter where it comes from…Israel’s freedom is total. We retain this freedom of action,” Lieberman said in response to question if there is a possibility of Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Iraq.
The US and its key regional allies – Israel and Saudi Arabia are conducting a large-scale propaganda and diplomatic campaign aimed at limiting the Iranian influence in the Middle East. Israel also supports this campaign by striking alleged Iranian targets in war-torn Syria.