Netanyahu: Arab states see Iran's threat as Israel do

Geneva Matthews
November 16, 2017

Back in April 2015, Netanyahu officially admitted for the first time that the regime's military had conducted strikes in the Syrian territory.

Meanwhile, a delegation of the U.S. National Security Council has arrived in Israel for a meeting with Israeli counterparts on Tuesday that will focus on Iran and the situation in southern Syria.

According to The Times of Israel, Israel defence forces chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot made a trip to Brussels last Thursday to meet General Curtis Scaparrotti, head of the USA army's European command, to discuss Iranian influence in Syria.

"Netanyahu's offer of assistance to those impacted by the natural disaster in Iran and Iraq was the right thing to do". Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with the media.

"US officials will meet with Israeli counterparts to discuss regional security issues, including Syria".

Israeli officials have said little about last week's preliminary agreement, noting only that Israel was not a party to the deal and will defend its interests.

Netanyahu said he told Washington and Moscow Monday that Israel will act according to its "security needs". With regards to Iran, we will simply not allow for Shi'ite consolidation and Iranian entrenchment in Syria nor will we allow Syria to become a forward operating base against the State of Israel. "We are brothers. We see Israel as the protector of the Druze community. Anyone who has yet to understand that is advised to do so", the country's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, as quoted by his press service.

Israel has long warned about the involvement of it archenemy Iran, and its terror proxy Hezbollah, in Syria.

"We are writing to express our concerns regarding Iranian presence in Syria". He added that "there was no talk about Iran or, moreover, pro-Iranian forces".

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