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Israeli Leaders Respond to Syria Strikes

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16 Apr 2018 (All day)
Israeli Leaders Respond to Syria Strikes
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was among the first world leaders to issue a statement on the US-led strikes on chemical weapons facilities operated by the Assad regime in Syria over the weekend said that "Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle. It should be clear to President Assad that his reckless efforts to acquire and use weapons of mass destruction, his wanton disregard for international law and his provision of a forward base for Iran and its proxies endanger Syria."

IN a phone conversation Saturday evening with British Prime Minister Theresa May he added that the same determination to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons should be used when facing the possibility of Iran and/or its terrorist proxies pursuing nuclear weapons.

Here is a video offering some analysis of the threat from Iran



Support for the US-led strikes was also evident from most of Israel’s Knesset members, with the exception of Joint (Arab) List leader Ayman Odeh, who posted a statement declaring that “The American, British and French leadership and their partners from the Gulf States and foremost Saudi Arabia, put together are weaker than the will of the Syrian people. I am with Syria against the American attack.”

 

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