Israel May Need to Take Out Iranian Bases in Syria

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Israel may need to take military action to prevent Iran or Hizbullah from setting up permanent bases in Syria, former National Security Council head Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror said on Monday. If Israel's interests are not taken into account by those determining the future arrangements in Syria, "that might lead the IDF to intervene and destroy every attempt to build [permanent Iranian] infrastructure in Syria," he said. "At the end of the day it is our responsibility, not the responsibility of the Americans, or the Russians, to guarantee ourselves, and we will take all the measures that are needed for that." Iran is implementing a strategy that for the first time in modern history places them on the cusp of establishing a land corridor from Tehran to the Mediterranean. "The ability of the Iranians to do what they are doing now in Syria and all built on the legitimacy they gained from this [nuclear] agreement....The agreement is the source of all the problems. It is even more dangerous than we imagined."

2017-07-18 00:00:00

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