'Israel': Iran sends weapons to Syria, Russia allowed it
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expresses his dismay at how the Iranian issue has been publicly presented.
Former Israeli occupation Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Israeli Channel 13 that "the Iranian issue is a serious issue, and it can and should be tackled and dealt with."
In his speech, Olmert indicated that he was "dissatisfied with the way the occupation entity publicly displays the Iranian threat," believing that "there is an obvious exaggeration in the power and immediacy of this threat."
Olmert pointed out that "Israel overlooked Russia opening Syria to the Iranians in the previous period (the era of Netanyahu). The Iranians entered Syria and they were there, working to introduce weapons that could pose a threat to us, and the Russians allowed them to do so."
He added, "I say with confidence, even if the Russians do not like it, we know how to manage our affairs in Syria against any party there, including the Iranians, and we are managing our affairs now and in the future."
In the course of his speech, Olmert said: "We know that Iran is advanced and has high technological capabilities. I am not afraid of a close confrontation with Iran, and I think if there is a need, we know how to deal with it, and we have the capabilities to address these matters."
Channel 13 conducted a poll asking the Israeli public what worries them most, and answers came as follows: 46% worry about "the battle against Iran," 16% about the military operation in Ukraine, 22% about the financial situation, and 16% about personal issues.
Responding to whether the public fears a comprehensive confrontation with Iran, the results came as follows: 66% answered yes, while 34% answered no.