Liberman: ‘Israel will deal with Iranian threats everywhere’ Israel has spoken repeatedly with major powers, such as Russia and the US, to ensure that Iran cannot entrench itself militarily in Syria or in other parts of the Middle East. By Tovah Lazaroff September 4, 2018 05:55 > Expert: An Israeli strike on Iranian targets in Iraq 'a major escalation' > Report: Secret Iranian gun-smuggling air routes to Hezbollah exposed Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman holds a weapon during a visit to Sderot. (photo credit: ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY) Israel will combat any Iranian threat in Syria and beyond, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said on Monday, just one week after Iran was reported to have transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite allies in Iraq in recent months. Tehran and Baghdad formally denied that report. Read more: Liberman: ‘Israel will deal with Iranian threats everywhere’ ------ Damn right Israel will!