McMaster: 80 Percent of Pro-Assad Forces in Syria Are Iranian Proxies

(The National-UAE) Joyce Karam - U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster told the 2017 Reagan National Defense Forum on Saturday, "The fact that we were trying to accommodate Iran has empowered Iran across the globe....We have to address growing Iranian capability, and their use of militias, proxies and terrorist organizations." McMaster accused Iran of seeking "hegemonic aims" in the region, "using a campaign of subversion in Iraq" and providing support for President Assad of Syria, where "about 80% of Assad fighters are Iranian proxies in Syria to establish a land bridge over into the Mediterranean...[and] a proxy army on the borders of Israel."

2017-12-05 00:00:00

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