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Syria Is Ready For War With Israel Unless It Withdraws From Golan Heights

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Syria Is Ready For War With Israel Unless It Withdraws From Golan Heights

An Iron Dome antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. IMAGE: AMIR COHEN/REUTERS

Syria is reportedly ready for a military conflict with Israel unless it withdraws from the Golan Heights.

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad submitted an official letter to the head of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) Kristin Lund, regarding a possible attempt of the US to regoznize Israeli sovereignty in the Golan.

“We will not hesitate to confront Israel,” Mekdad said, according to Mignews. “We are also not scared away by its [Israel’s] supporters who are helping to perpetuate the occupation of the Golan.”

The Syrian official accused Israel of using violence and harming regional stability.

The stance of the Syrian Foreign Ministry once again shows that the Damascus government is not going to sell the Golan Heights in an attempt to find a kind of Israeli assistance in settlening of the ongoing conflict. Earlier, some mainstream experts speculated that Damascus may attempt to do this. However, this seems to be unrealistic because of a wide range of contradictions between the sides. One of the key issues is the deep ties of the Syrian government with Iran.

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