Iran is building precision-guided missile production sites in Syria and Lebanon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained during a meeting in Jerusalem with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on August 28.
Netanyahu added that he believes that Iran does this with the aim of using missiles against Israel.
The Israeli prime minister accused Iran of turning Syria into a “base of military entrenchment as part of its declared goal to eradicate Israel”.
“It is also building sites to produce precision-guided missiles towards that end, in both Syria and in Lebanon. This is something Israel cannot accept. This is something the UN should not accept,” Netanyahu said.
Israel is deeply conserned over the growing Iranian in the Middle East and sees the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and local Shia militas, especially Hezbollah as a threat to its security. This concern has become especially significant amid the Syrian-Russian-Iranian alliance’s success in the Syrian conflict.