Netanyahu Warns of Iranian Entrenchment on Israel's Border

(Prime Minister's Office) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Israeli Cabinet on Sunday: "Israel will welcome a genuine ceasefire in Syria but this ceasefire must not enable the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria, in general, and in southern Syria, in particular. I had deep discussions about this last week with U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson and with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Both told me that they understand Israel's position and will take our demands into account." "For our part we will continue to monitor developments beyond our borders while strongly upholding our red lines: Prevent the strengthening of Hizbullah via Syria, with emphasis on the acquisition of precision weapons; prevent Hizbullah - or Iranian forces - from establishing a ground presence along our border; and prevent the establishment of an Iranian military presence in Syria as a whole."

2017-07-10 00:00:00

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