Israeli officials issued a stark threat to leaders in Tehran Thursday after an “unprecedented attack” destroyed dozens of Iranian targets inside Syria; saying “If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran.”
The threat comes just hours after 70 missiles rained down on military installations, warehouses, air strips, and other targets throughout Syria; killing at least 23 fighters after an unprovoked rocket attack struck northern Israel.
According to the Sun UK, Israeli Defense Forces used F-16 fighter jets and guided-missiles to destroy “nearly every target” operated by the Islamic Republic.
Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman directly warned Tehran of any future attacks on the Golan Heights hours later, saying “If it rains in Israel it will pour in Iran.”
The United States slammed the Iranian missile strike Thursday, adding the US “strongly supports” Israel’s efforts to defend itself.
“The United States condemns the Iranian regime’s provocative rocket attack from Syria against Israeli citizens, and we strongly support Israel’s right to act in self-defense,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “The Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems aimed at Israel is an unacceptable and highly dangerous development for the entire Middle East.”