Iran remains Israel’s greatest threat, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman says in his first briefing as defense minister to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
Tehran is continuing to develop its missile program “in force, including its military program,” he tells lawmakers.
“One doesn’t need to guess the target of these missiles,” he quips.
He says the fact “that the world’s nations are ignoring Iran’s violations” of UN Security Council resolutions related to its missile program “must be looked into.”
He promises to prioritize protecting the homefront in wartime more than his predecessors. And he reiterates years-long campaign promises to decisively defeat Israel’s enemies.
“If someone tries to force us into a confrontation, it must end decisively. That’s the guiding word, decisively. We must wipe out any desire and motivation to deal with us a second time.”