Israeli minister threatens to strike 'Iranian footholds' in Syria and Tehran

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited the White House on Thursday and met with U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, and with Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a senior adviser to the president.

"We are presenting this image to the world so you can understand the depth of Iran's involvement in Syria", Danon told a meeting of the UN Security Council convened to discuss the Middle East peace process.

The Israelis claim that Iran is attempting to build a front against their country by clearing a land corridor across Syria up to Lebanon where it would link with its ally Hezbollah.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman is travelling to the United States for talks Wednesday on countering Iran's "expansion" across the Middle East, especially in Syria, his office said. "We won't let that happen, regardless of the price". On April 9, seven Iranian personnel were among 14 people killed in a strike on the T-4 airbase in Syria, with Iran and Russian Federation blaming Israel for the attack.

Israeli minister threatens to strike 'Iranian footholds' in Syria and Tehran
Israeli minister threatens to strike 'Iranian footholds' in Syria and Tehran

He said Israel was not seeking a war but wanted to prevent Iran from establishing itself militarily in Syria.

Ambassador Danny Danon presented a satellite image of what he said was Iran's "central induction and recruitment center in Syria", located between the capital Damascus and the Lebanese border.

Trump has derided the deal as a capitulation to Tehran, saying it is no longer in the US's interest to maintain the sanctions relief granted to Iran by his predecessor Barack Obama in return for controls on its nuclear program.

Israeli leaders have repeatedly called for the deal to be scrapped or improved, though others say it is working as meant to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons for the time being.


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