Defense Minister Yoav Gallant on Monday said that he has “doubled the attacks on Iran in Syria” during his several months in office.
Gallant also revealed Tehran’s secret sea war against Israel, presenting new photographic evidence of five different ships it is using to establish another front against the Jewish state.
בסיסי הטרור הצפים שמפעילה איראן, תוך שהיא מסבה אוניות סוחר לכלי שיט צבאיים חמושים בכלי טיס בלתי-מאוישים, מערכות טילים ומודיעין מתקדמות, מאפשרים פעילות ממושכת במרחבים ימיים המרוחקים מאיראן.גם למול איום זה, דרוש שיתוף פעולה בינלאומי לצד הצבת מענה צבאי אמין למול כל זירה.צפו: pic.twitter.com/zBQuRWMamd— יואב גלנט - Yoav Gallant (@yoavgallant) May 22, 2023
The defense minister presented a series of photos of the ships: the Shahid Siyavashi, the Shahid Rudaki, the Makran, the Shahid Mahadavi and the Shahid Bagheri, as examples of the Islamic Republic’s attempt to extend its tentacles across the Middle East, especially to establish new fronts against Israel.
Regarding Syria, he warned that the restoration of Bashar Assad’s regime to the Arab League “will not give Iranian proxies any immunity.”
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Honing in on the nuclear issue, Gallant said Iran would pay “a severe price” if it decided “to enrich [uranium] up to 90%.” He added that “Israel has dealt with complex threats since its founding,” but that now Iran is trying to connect all of the various fronts against Israel.
“Iran is the biggest threat to the stability of the region and the world. It is prosecuting a war of attrition against Israel. It wants to open a new Hezbollah front on the Golan Heights as it has done in south Lebanon,” he said.