Iran trying to obtain precision missiles to hit every target in the Middle East, says Netanyahu. U.S. to ramp up economic pressure on Iran, Mnuchin tells PM.
Iran has begun deploying missiles in Yemen in order to strike Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
Speaking with visiting U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, Netanyahu congratulated President Donald Trump for the successful operation to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and said that Israel is “still in the midst of the war against terror – not only against extreme Sunnis led by ISIS but also against extreme Shi’ites led by Iran and its Mideast proxies.”
According to Netanyahu, “Iran is already aspiring to obtain precision weapons to hit every target in the Middle East… they manufacture them in Iran and want to deploy them in Iraq and in Syria, and turn the 130,000-rocket arsenal in Lebanon into precision munitions. They aspire to do that, and they have already begun deploying them in Yemen in order to strike Israel from there as well.”
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