Ehud Olmert made the remarks in a Monday interview with Israel’s Channel 12 news, during which he derided the idea that the Tel Aviv regime would be able to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities through a military strike.
Olmert emphasized that such a notion would be pure “nonsense,” adding, “It is unnecessary arrogance that indicates weakness, not strength.”
Olmert’s latest remarks echoed his previous assertions in an opinion piece published in Haaretz Hebrew site in which he noted that Israel did not have conventional military capabilities that enable it to strike and permanently eliminate Iran's nuclear facilities as it did in Iraq in 1981 and Syria in 2007.
The Israel has never stopped advertising the threat of “military action” against Iran and falsely accusing the Islamic Republic of seeking to acquire nonconventional military capability.
Iran, for its part, has repeatedly downplayed Israel’s threats against its nuclear facilities, promising crushing response to any act of aggression against the country.
On January 3, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian slammed anti-Iranian remarks by Israel's foreign minister, Yair Lapid, saying that the Islamic Republic will defend its interests with power.
Amir-Abdollahian’s remarks came in a tweet in response to earlier claims by Lapid that the Zionist regime “could attack Iran if necessary without informing the Biden administration,” adding that “Israel has capabilities, some of which the world, and even some experts in the field, cannot even imagine.”
Reacting to Lapid’s allegations, Amir-Abdollahian took to Twitter, saying that the senseless remarks made by the “fake Israeli regime against the great Iranian nation” are a dream, which will never come true.