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Netanyahu says Iranian precision-guided missiles in Yemen can reach Israel

Tehran’s use of “Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen as bases to attack Israel” is a “great, great danger,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the 1929 riots and Jewish massacre in the city of Hebron, outside of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Sept. 4, 2019. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony marking the 90th anniversary of the 1929 riots and Jewish massacre in the city of Hebron, outside of the Tomb of the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Sept. 4, 2019. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Monday of deploying precision-guided missiles in Yemen for use against Israel, adding that Tehran is already using Iraq, Syria and Lebanon for this purpose.

Speaking at a press conference following a meeting with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Netanyahu said Iran’s aim was to be capable of targeting not only Israel, but any location in the Mideast, according to Reuters.

“Iran wants to develop precision-guided missiles that can hit any target in Israel within five to 10 meters,” said Netanyahu, according to the report.

He added that Iran’s use of “Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen as bases to attack Israel” was a “great, great danger.”

The Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen have on multiple occasions used missiles and drones to attack Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners.

Netanyahu also accused Iran of trying to upgrade Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah’s rockets with precision-guided systems.

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