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Iran's Zarif Calls Netanyahu Speech At Munich Conference 'Cartoonish Circus'

Iran's Zarif Calls Netanyahu Speech At Munich Conference 'Cartoonish Circus'

MUNICH-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that his country will hit Iran directly if Tehran uses Syria to test Israel. Not mentioning Netanyahu by name, Zarif told the audience that earlier in the morning they had witnessed a "cartoonish circus" that "does not even deserve the dignity of a response". "You should, it's yours", Netanyahu said.

The dispute comes a week after military escalation in Syria raised questions about Israel's supremacy in the Middle East.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today offered his condolences over the 66 people killed in an Iranian plane crash, just moments after he launched a blistering attack on Tehran's government.

The rest of drone, according to Netanyahu, belongs to an Iranian device shot down last week when it moved into Israeli airspace.

Addressing the Munich event for the first time, Netanyahu urged gathered USA and European officials and diplomats to counter Iran immediately, displaying a map showing what he said was Iran's growing presence in the Middle East.

Netanyahu also drew a parallel between Iran's 2015 nuclear deal and the 1938 Munich Agreement that failed to appease Nazi Germany.

The statement would not elaborate on further details but said the officials were arrested as part of a new joint investigation with the Israel Securities Authority, the body which has been probing allegations of corruption against Netanyahu.

"Iran is trying to dominate our region, Middle East. [.] It is developing ballistic missiles, "Netanyahu started, who later assured that Iran aspires to build" an empire from Tehran to Tartús and from Caspian Sea to Mediterranean".

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He claimed there was "an underlying sense of entitlement" that Britain could carry on as it was because it was so important. On Wednesday, the cabinet had a meeting on the Irish border, but a satisfactory decision could not be taken.


"Israel will not allow Iran's regime to put a noose of terror around our neck", he added.

"Appeasement never works, " he said.

"The hour for preventing war is getting late", he said.

He pursued the analogy later in the afternoon, when he visited a memorial to Israeli athletes who were killed by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics.

"The time is now, we think, to act against Iran", McMaster said.

But he says "we will defend ourselves" and that "we are for peace, yet we will not stand for any threat and we will not accept any aggression".

Former secretary of state John Kerry, who was instrumental in negotiating the nuclear accord, rejected Netanyahu's criticism, calling his claim that the deal would enable Iran to develop an arsenal of nuclear weapons "just not accurate".


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