Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Iran posed a “formidable” threat to Europe, accusing its proxy Hezbollah of operating cells across the continent.
Netanyahu, on an official visit to Nicosia, said “Iran and Hezbollah organise a terrorist
network that covers over 30 countries on five continents, including just about every country in Europe.”
Netanyahu said Israel and Cyprus were faced with the dual dangers of Iran and the extremist attacks perpetrated by the Islamic State group, which controls large parts of Iraq and Syria. “ISIS obviously endangers European societies, Western societies, African societies, the whole world,” the premier said, using an alternative acronym for IS.
“These are two formidable dangers. They are expressed in many weapons, in many attacks, but the most prevalent one that concerns Cyprus and Europe is of course the terrorism that emanates from these areas,” he added.