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Israel's Netanyahu attacks 'dangerous Iranian tiger'

February 18, 2018 4:15 pm

Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran, telling a security conference in Munich it is the “greatest threat to our world”.

Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose of terror around our neck”.

In a moment of drama, he brandished what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli territory.

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Iran’s foreign minister later dismissed the speech as “cartoonish” and not worthy of a response.

BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus, at the conference, says this theatricality was vintage Benjamin Netanyahu, from a prime minister embattled at home with potential corruption charges looming over his head.

The former US Secretary of State John Kerry later insisted that Mr Netanyahu’s assertion that Iran would be on its way to a nuclear bomb within a decade was “fundamentally not accurate”.

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