Defense Minister: 'We're preparing powerful responses against Iran'


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Defense Minister: 'We're preparing powerful responses against Iran'
Defense Min. Gantz speaks about Iranian threat to Israelis in Turkey, praises 'achievements' against Iran deal.
Hezki Baruch

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) on Monday spoke about Iran's attempts to attack Israelis in Istanbul, Turkey. In a meeting of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Gantz said, "We are dealing with attempts by Iran to carry out a terror attack against Israelis abroad, and especially in Turkey, and I call on citizens to follow instructions."

"I have directed the defense establishment to prepare a powerful response. We have a variety of options at our disposal and we will respond to any harm directed at the citizens of Israeli, at the time and place of our choosing, to any attack by Iran, in any dimension in any place - physical or cybernetic."

"Under the leadership of President Herzog, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, in cooperation with the Foreign Ministry and security forces, we are strengthening our ties with Turkey. This is an opportunity to express our appreciation to our Turkish colleagues, and to additional security organizations around the world who work with us to ensure the security of the citizens of Israel."