GOP Senator Rubio: Israel can strike Iran without entering its airspace

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), February 25, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), February 25, 2022, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

In comments on X, Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida says that “Israel has the ability to conduct strikes against targets inside Iran without entering Iranian airspace from aircraft over Syrian and Iraqi airspace.”

In the post published shortly after reports came in of an alleged Israeli strike in Iran, Rubio suggests that IDF planes managed to avoid being shot down in Iranian airspace by firing at the Islamic Republic from beyond its borders.

There are no indications, however, that Rubio was briefed on Israel’s strike ahead of time.

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