Liberman: Hezbollah can strike any point in Israel

Former FM warns Iran "running at frantic pace toward atomic bomb"; says "no question that Assad has used chemical weapons.

May 28, 2013 10:19
Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman at press conference, March 18, 2013

Liberman 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)

Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Avigdor Liberman warned Tuesday that "Hezbollah possesses weapons to hit any point in Israel."

According to Channel 2, Liberman told fellow FADC members that, amid threats from the "radical axis" of Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, "what's needed now is perseverance and decisiveness."

The former foreign minister warned that Iran is "running at a frantic pace toward an atomic bomb."

Liberman also addressed reports of Syrian chemical weapon use, stating that their was "no question" that Syrian President Bashar Assad had used chemical arms in his fight against armed opposition in the country.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz was also scheduled to address the FADC Tuesday. He was expected to discuss the IDF's efforts to adjust to cuts to the defense budget.

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