Opposition Leader Lapid: Israel Will Prevent a Permanent Iranian Presence in Syria

(Times of Israel) Raphael Ahren and Avi Davidi - MK Yair Lapid, head of the opposition Yesh Atid party, told the Times of Israel Persian, "Israel cannot tolerate an Iranian military presence only a few kilometers from our border. And of course we cannot tolerate the idea of an [Iranian] airbase or a naval base in Syria....All the players involved must know that we feel free to do whatever is in our power to prevent a permanent Iranian presence in Syria. And that is not a threat, it is a fact of life." "As long as there are Iranian forces on the ground in Syria, there will be no stability."

2018-01-12 00:00:00

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