During meeting with UN chief António Guterres, Israeli PM says Iran is turning Syria into ‘base of military entrenchment’

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has accused Iran of building sites to produce missiles in Syria and Lebanon during a meeting with the UN secretary general, António Guterres – part of increasingly bellicose rhetoric from Israel and the US against Tehran.

The remarks, made by Netanyahu at the beginning of a meeting with Guterres on Monday, come against a background of growing Israeli anxiety over the expanding Iranian influence on its northern border.

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