Israel says will attack military assets Iran deploys to Iraq

Israel says will attack military assets Iran deploys to Iraq
Fateh 110 SSM system. (Image: Wikimedia Commons, via ToI)

[Ed. – That was quick.  The timing of the Iranian ballistic missile deployment, just before the Syrian regime’s campaign to destroy the rebels in Idlib starts (any minute now, if not already), clarifies the Iranian move as an operational one.  It’s not about merely holding Iran’s regional neighbors at risk in a hazy future.  Stay tuned.]

Israel has threatened to attack any Iranian military assets in Iraq as it has done in Syria, following reports Tehran has moved ballistic missiles closer to the Jewish state.

Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s defence minister, signalled on Monday it would “contend” with Iranian provocations wherever they are found.

“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,” Mr Lieberman told a conference in Jerusalem.

Asked if this included Iraq, he responded: “I am saying that we will contend with any Iranian threat, and it doesn’t matter from where it comes … Israel’s freed.”

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