Israel Says Better to Confront Iran Sooner Rather Than Later

Newsmax – May 6, 2018

Israel will do what is necessary to block Iranian aggression, sooner rather than later, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.

“Nations that didn’t act in time against murderous aggression against them paid a much higher price later on,” Netanyahu said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting. “We don’t seek escalation, but are prepared for any scenario.”

Iran transferred to Syria in recent months advanced weaponry including attack drones, ground-to-ground missiles and anti-aircraft systems, said Netanyahu, who plans to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday.

Israel has vowed to block Iran’s permanent entrenchment in Syria, and has been accused of attacking Iranian targets there, raising concerns about a direct military conflict between the two countries on Syrian soil.