Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated on Sunday that Iran was the most risky threat in the world, saying that Israel was ready to act against Tehran and not just its "proxies" in Syria. "You can take back with you a message to the tyrants of Tehran - do not test Israel's resolve!" proclaimed Netanyahu to the audience, which included Zarif.
The statement would not elaborate on further details but said the officials were arrested as part of a new joint investigation with the Israel Securities Authority, the body which has been probing allegations of corruption against Netanyahu.
Fears of a new war in the region surged on 10 February when anti-aircraft fire downed an Israeli warplane returning from a bombing raid on what Israel said was the Iranian facility that launched the drone into its airspace. "You should, it's yours".
Mr Zarif, also speaking at the conference, later dismissed Mr Netanyahu's presentation as "a cartoonish circus, which does not even deserve a response".
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Zarif also taunted the Israelis by referring to the downing of an Israeli F-16, which crashed in northern Israel after a strike on Syrian air defenses.
Netanyahu said Zarif "lies with eloquence" and warned the conference participants saying that Zarif will "brazenly deny Iran's nefarious involvement in Syria". Europeans who have been strong supporters of the nuclear deal have promised to work with Washington to address the non-nuclear challenges, mostly Iran's regional activities.
In Syria, the Iran-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah has played a pivotal role in supporting the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, all but ensuring his victory.
"It's the problem of aggression", Zarif said.
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The former US Secretary of State John Kerry later insisted that Mr Netanyahu's assertion that Iran would be on its way to a nuclear bomb within a decade was "fundamentally not accurate".
Mr Netanyahu spoke out against an worldwide nuclear deal with Iran, saying it has "unleashed a risky Iranian tiger in our region and beyond".
On Sunday, Netanyahu said his country "could act against Iran" amid recent tensions between the two sides after an altercation in Syria last week. Iran is the one that is attacking us. On Saturday, US National Security Advisor H R McMaster said Iran was arming a "network of proxies" that "is becoming more and more capable as Iran seeds more and more. destructive weapons into these networks".
"I believe it is absolutely critical for Europe, for the world, to make sure we hold on to this agreement, because to go backwards, we know what the world looks like without the Iran nuclear agreement".
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