Netanyahu: Iran will gain no regional foothold

Netanyahu: Iran will gain no regional foothold

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday again vowed that Israel would not accept the permanent stationing of Iranian forces in Syria or anywhere else close to Israel, The Times of Israel reported.

Speaking at a state memorial ceremony for Israel’s first prime minister, Netanyahu said, “Whoever wants to harm us — we harm him. Whoever seeks to put us in danger of annihilation — puts his own life in danger.”

“We have made it clear many times that we will not accept nuclear weapons in Iran’s hands, nor will we allow the establishment of Iranian forces near our border, in the Syrian region in general, or anywhere else,” Netanyahu said at the ceremony in Kibbutz Sde Boker in the Negev desert, where David Ben-Gurion lived with his wife Paula until his death in 1963.