Israeli Defense Minister: Tel Aviv Will Not Allow Iran To Build Military Bases In Syria

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Israeli Defense Minister: Tel Aviv Will Not Allow Iran To Build Military Bases In Syria

(Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

On Thursday, Israeli Minster of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman said during a press conference at the Israel Institute of Energy and Environment that Israel will not sit and watch how the Iranian influence growing in Syria.

Iran, via its Revolutionary Guard, is trying to create a new reality in the region with Iranian air force and naval bases in Syria, with Shiite militias numbering thousands of mercenaries and by manufacturing precise weaponry in Lebanon,” Lieberman said. “Israel does not intend to resign itself to these attempts and will not act as onlooker from the sidelines.”

Although Iranian presence in Syria is indeed growing Iran isn’t building any naval or air bases in Syria. Moreover, many experts doubt that the Iranian Air Force can handle a real deployment in Syria. However, Iran has mutliple facilities used as logistic bases across the country.

In turn, Israel is likely trying to create a pretexts that it may use later if it decides to intervene in the Syrian south or to conduct more air operations against the Syrian Arab Army.

The Lieberman statement was the second Israeli warning in two days. On August, 23 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel is ready to defend its interests and to counteract the Iranian influence in Syria.

Israel opposes Iran’s continued entrenchment in Syria. We will be sure to defend ourselves with all means against this and any threat,” Netanyahu said according to Reuters.

Furthermore, Netanyahu accused Iran of controlling Yemen and a large part of Lebanon, and working to take control of Iraq and Syria. Netanyahu also claimed that there is a bigger chance for a peaceful solution in Syria without Iran.

I made it clear to Putin that Iran’s establishing itself in Syria will not aid stability in the region, and I told him that we want to prevent a future war and therefore it is important to warn in advance,” Said Netanyahu according to Haaretz.

Netanyahu also claimed that Israel is fighting terrorists in Syria.

However, the Israeli Air Force has conducted dozens of airstrikes against the SAA mainly.

So far Israel has not had any problems with Al-Qaeda former branch in Syria Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) or ISIS-affiliated Jaysh Khalid bin Walid who control large areas on the zone of separation in the Golan Heights.

As the SAA and its allies continue to gain momentum against militants, the chances of Israeli military actions against the Damascus government increase.

For sure, it will be very hard for Israel to see how the current Syrian government, the important ally of Iran, is re-establishing its control all around Syria.

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  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    Lieberman should be renamed Abu Bakr al Tel Avivi since he is also the head of ISIS and they are in need of a new leader since Baghdadi is dead.

    • Bru

      Ha Ha Ha!

    • Rakean Jaya

      Genius! you made my day. LOL

  • Wahid Algiers

    Fucken zionist Lieberman (means in German: lovely man), your name is stolen as total Israel too. Shut up you ugly “holy holocau$$$t inventor and don’ t tell others what they have to do or not.

  • Wahid Algiers

    Hey Lieberman, the only language you and your filthy breed understand was tought to you until 1945 and before. So watch out. History comes twice. Nobody loves you in reality except some manhood loving liberal idiots.

  • Gesellman

    I think its time for another world war… If the weak get fucked by the strong then let the whole world get fucked…

  • Kenneth E. Bauzon

    This quote from Netanyahu: “Israel opposes Iran’s continued entrenchment in Syria. We will be sure to defend ourselves with all means against this and any threat,” reflects a guilty mind with a lot of criminality to hide. Acting as a bully, he tells others not to come and play even if the playground doesn’t belong to him. Sooner or later he will learn that it’s not for him to dictate to others how they should behave.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Its funny that he says Israel will not allow Iran to build a base inside of Syria, when…
    Israel has built bases inside of Syria already haha.
    Israel has many military bases inside of the Syrian-Golan-heights! lol
    http://cofcc.org/

  • Dimitri Ledkovsky

    Every time a Jew shows up anywhere under any pretext you can expect that “a new reality” arises. The Jewish compulsion to control the conversation is legendary. This is the reason they are treated with such revulsion. You’d think these highly gifted “chosen people” would stop even once to self-analyze. But not a chance for that since they’re constantly on the mission of justifying their “new reality”.

    • Helen4Yemen

      http://i.imgur.com/tXlpfXZ.jpg

      You need to stop saying “the Jews” since 95% of world Jewry is

      Ashkenazi and who are not even Jews for the most part but atheists.

      You need to refer to these former Khazar worriers by name – “the Ashkenazi’.

      I doubt very much that the Ugandan or Chinese or Yemeni Jews are into

      controlling anything but certainly the Ashkenazi is!