Iran a 'formidable' danger to Europe: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a joint press conference with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (unseen) and at the presidential palace in the capital Nicosia on July 28, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Iran posed a “formidable” threat to Europe, accusing its proxy Hezbollah of operating cells across the continent. Just last month, a member of the Lebanese Shiite militant group was jailed in Cyprus for plotting attacks on Israeli targets on the Mediterranean island. Iran and leading world powers signed a deal this month on Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme, an accord the Israeli leader criticised as a “stunning, historic mistake”.

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