Israel and Jordan Grow Closer as Iranian Foothold in Southern Syria Grows Stronger

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Israel and Jordan are concerned about the growing Iranian influence in Syria and Iraq. They are also concerned that Iran will deploy forces from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Shi'ite militias, particularly Hizbullah, in the vicinity of Syria's borders with Jordan and Israel. According to press reports, Israel has provided Jordan with intelligence and security assistance in the face of threats by Islamic State and rising Iranian hegemony in the region.

2017-06-22 00:00:00

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