Pompeo: Israel Has the Right to Act in Syria

(Jerusalem Post) Yaakov Katz - "Israel has the fundamental right to engage in activity that ensures the security of its people. It's at the very core of what nation-states not only have the right to do, but an obligation to do," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Jerusalem Post on Friday in an interview. Pompeo held a two-hour meeting on Friday morning in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen. Pompeo dismissed the possibility that the U.S. pullout from Syria will strengthen Iran, saying that the administration remained committed to stopping Iranian aggression and preventing it from obtaining nuclear weapons. "America is committed to countering the threat from Iran," he said. "We view it as the fundamental destabilizing force inside the Middle East, and we are determined to push back against that." "We will flow additional forces and resources into the kingdom of Saudi Arabia in a very significant way in the next handful of weeks, aimed at deterring Iranian aggression. We have made significant commitments to counter the threat, not only the threat to Israel but to the Middle East and the world, that emanates from the ayatollah and his fellow clerics and kleptocrats that are running that revolutionary regime."

2019-10-22 00:00:00

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