(JERUSALEM) — A top Israeli official has little faith that the rest of the world can keep his country safe from Iran.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s ominous opinion suggests that Israel would take matters into its own hands to get rid of the threat of Iranian’s nuclear program.
Lieberman based his view on the current situation in Syria, in which he said the international community has done nothing to stop “systematic murder of innocent civilians.”
This perceived weakness “challenges all the promises of the international community that they are responsible for our security,” according to the foreign minister, who is the equivalent of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
In a sign that his country would move ahead to protect its interests, Lieberman added, “Ultimately, the state of Israel will take the decisions that are most appropriate based on its evaluation of the situation.”
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