Netanyahu to Iran: Israeli F-35 Jets ‘Can Strike Anywhere in the Middle East, Including Iran and Syria’

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran that Israeli F-35 fighter jets are more advanced and “can strike anywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria.”
  • In a video, Netanyahu said: “Iran has threatened recently to destroy Israel. It is worthwhile for them to remember that these planes can reach everywhere in the Middle East, including Iran and Syria.”
  • The prime minister made the statement in front of an F-35 at an airbase in central Israel where the Israeli Air Force “has used its warplanes to strike supposed Iranian and Hezbollah targets in Syria numerous times.”
  • In July, Israel attacked the cities of Homs and Damascus, which resulted in several civilian deaths.
  • According to reports, “last year, Israel became the world’s first military power to use the next-generation F-35 in a combat operation, reportedly against Iranian targets in Syria.”
  • Netanyahu’s remarks seem to be in response to Iranian parliamentarian Mojtaba Zolnour’s comments last week when he said: “If the U.S. attack us, only half an hour will remain of Israel’s lifespan.”
  • Before the release of Netanyahu’s video, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused him of participating in sabotaging “both the 2015 deal and another agreement 10 years earlier,” and said Netanyahu “hasn’t learned from his past dealings with Iran.”
  • Tensions have continued to rise between the U.S. and Iran after President Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions on the country.
  • In retaliation for the U.S. withdrawing from the agreement, Iran admitted that it was breaching the deal by exceeding its limit on enriched uranium and would continue to do so until its European partners got U.S. sanctions lifted.
  • Earlier this year, Iran said it test-fired a cruise missile with an 800-mile range that could easily reach Israel.


Reference Links

  • The Times of Israel: Netanyahu warns Iran that Israel’s F-35s can reach ‘anywhere in the Middle East’ READ
  • RT: Netanyahu threatens Iran with Israeli planes that can ‘reach everywhere’ in the Middle East READ
  • The Jerusalem Post: NETANYAHU RESPONDS TO IRAN’S THREATS: ISRAEL’S F-35 JETS CAN REACH YOU READ
  • UPI: Netanyahu warns Iran about range of new F-35 fighter READ

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