World Netanyahu praises US strikes in Syria, warns about Iran

20:45  14 april  2018
20:45  14 april  2018 Source:   Reuters

Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria

  Airlines warned about 'possible' military action against Syria A European air traffic control agency alerted airlines Tuesday to monitor the situation in the eastern Mediterranean amid possible military action by Western countries against the Syrian government in the next 72 hours. Eurocontrol, a key pan-European international aviation organization, said airlines should be prepared for any possible disruption of radio navigation equipment in the event of possible air strikes against Syria, Reuters reported.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Israeli strikes on Saturday, saying it was a “serious blow to Iranian and Syrian forces.” Netanyahu warned Moscow last month against Russian President Vladimir Putin of the “danger” of Iran ’s military presence in Syria and its pursuit of

Benjamin Netanyahu , Israel’s prime minister, has described his country’s most significant air strikes on Syria in decades as a heavy blow to Syria and Iran . “Yesterday we dealt severe blows to the Iranian and Syrian forces,” Netanyahu said.

  Netanyahu praises US strikes in Syria, warns about Iran

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coupled praise for U.S.-led strikes on Syrian targets on Saturday with a warning that Iran's presence there further endangers Syria.

U.S., British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes overnight in response to an alleged poison gas attack that killed dozens of people last week. U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sustain the response until Assad’s government stopped its use of chemical weapons.

"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," Netanyahu said in a written statement.

'Don't test Israel's resolve', PM warns Iran on Holocaust Day

  'Don't test Israel's resolve', PM warns Iran on Holocaust Day Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned Iran not to test Israel's resolve, in a speech marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day. Speaking at a ceremony at Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, the Israeli premier spoke of the murderous Nazi aggression that was not sufficiently challenged by Western powers."Today, too, there's an extremist regime that's threatening us, threatening the peace of the entire world," Netanyahu said of Iran. "That regime explicitly declares that it intends on destroying us, the Jewish state.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised a “tremendous firepower” of the Israeli Air Force and sent a warning to Iran and the Palestinian movement The prime minister continued saying that Israel “will not allow the forces of the Iranian army to establish themselves in Syria in order to harm us .

Netanyahu warns : Iran builds secret missile factories. Aug 29, 2017. Netanyahu says Iran not allowed setting up military presence in Syria . Related News. Russia plays role of arsonist, fireman in Syria : US general.

Netanyahu said Syrian president Bashar al-Assad must understand that "his provision of a forward base for Iran and its proxies endangers Syria".

An Israeli official said Israel was notified of the strikes ahead of time. Asked how much warning Israel had received, the official told Reuters: "Between 12 and 24 hours, I believe."

Asked whether Israel helped choose targets, the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "Not to my knowledge."

A U.S. embassy spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Israel had been notified before the strikes, but she provided no further details.

Iran’s involvement in Syria in support of Assad has alarmed Israel, which has said it will counter any threat. The armed Iranian-backed Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has an extensive missile arsenal, last fought a war with Israel in 2006.

Syria, Iran and Russia say Israel was behind an air strike on a Syrian air base on Monday that killed seven Iranian military personnel, something Israel has neither confirmed nor denied.

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to Netanyahu and urged him to do nothing to destabilise Syria, according to a Kremlin statement.

Netanyahu said Israel would not allow Iran to establish itself in Syria, according to his office.

Israel has mounted air strikes in Syria on a regular basis, targeting suspected weapons shipments to Lebanese Hezbollah. (Reporting by Maayan Lubell, Ari Rabinovitch and Dan Williams; Editing by Angus MacSwan and Kevin Liffey)

Iraq Bombs ISIS in Syria, Siding With Russia and Iran .
The U.S. gained an ally in Baghdad after overthrowing Saddam Hussein in 2003, but an alliance of Iran, Iraq, Russia and Syria is growing stronger.On Thursday, the office of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced in a statement that "our heroic armed forces carried out deadly airstrikes on Thursday against positions of ISIS terrorist gangs in Syria by the Iraqi border." Iraq has mostly defeated the jihadis at home with outside help from a U.S.-led coalition and Iran, and the strikes come after Abadi said last week he may intervene against ISIS in Syria, where the U.S. and Iran were at odds over a seven-year civil war.

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