Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Gen. Qasem Soleimani on Wednesday about the activities of his army and proxies in Syria.

“Instead of interfering in the elections, Soleimani would do well to check the state of the Iranian bases that he is trying to establish in Syria,” said Netanyahu. “Our policy is clear, and it will not change: We are determined to prevent Iran from militarily entrenching itself in Syria against the State of Israel.”

Netanyahu was apparently replying to an unverified Kuwaiti news report that Soleimani told Iranian leaders that attacks against Israel could lead to his defeat in the April 9 elections.

This development comes just days after Israeli warplanes launched a massive attack on numerous Iranian targets in Syria in response to Iranian fighter jets firing a surface-to-surface missile towards the Golan Heights on Sunday.