Amid rising tension in the North, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Monday that Israel has missiles that can reach any target throughout the Middle East.
“They develop offensive missiles here that can reach any place in the region and any target,” Netanyahu said during a visit to Israel Aerospace Industries outside of Tel Aviv.
“This is an offensive force that belongs to the State of Israel and is relevant for all of our different fronts. They develop weapons here that don’t exist in any other country,” he said.
“There is a group of minds and people here who develop the best of the defenses needed for the State of Israel. This includes micro satellites that are fired into space, and some missiles that you see here behind me. Space is a huge field that the State of Israel is entering.”
Netanyahu was asked about reports that the US was blocking Israel’s sale of 12 F-16 C/D Barak fighter jets to Croatia.
“This is ongoing between the countries, and I have dealt with this personally,” Netanyahu said. “It is too early to say anything clear about this. We are working on this.”
Earlier this week, Channel 10 reported that the Trump administration was blocking the $500 million deal, although Croatia’s defense minister, Damir Krsticevic, denied reports that Washington does not want the European Union country to buy the planes.
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