Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of «lying» in a video statement he released from Jerusalem on Monday.
The Israeli leader said that «Zarif is lying again. Iran is the one that openly threatens — every day — to destroy the state of Israel. Iran continues to entrench itself militarily in Syria.»
He concluded that «Israel will not allow... Еще Iran to develop nuclear weapons, that threaten our existence and endanger the entire world.»
During a news conference in Tehran with visiting German foreign minister Heiko Maas earlier on Monday, Zarif blamed the Middle East's problems on Israel's «Zionist regime» and its US support, adding, «we have never started any wars and we will not do so. However, if another country starts a war with us, they will not be the ones to finish it.»