srael Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sought Sunday To Calm Jangled Domestic Nerves Over U.s. President Donald Trump’s Decision To Withdraw From Syria, Reaffirming The Ongoing Cooperation Between The Two Countries Across A Range Of Anti-iran Activities.
Israel has backed the U.S. presence in neighbouring Syria as a necessary buffer against its main adversary Iran and increasing encroachments by Russia in Middle East affairs.
Both Russia and Iran support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the country’s civil war, but Mr. Netanyahu sees Israel working “full force” with its U.S. ally despite Mr. Trump’s Syria withdrawal announcement on Wednesday.
“The decision to remove the 2,000 US soldiers from Syria won’t change our consistent policy,” Netanyahu said at the start of a cabinet meeting.
“We will continue to act against Iran’s attempt to establish a military presence in Syria, and if the need arises, we will even expand our activities there.”
He added that he wanted to “calm those concerned” after Israeli political figures said the move represents a possible blow to regional security, leaving the Jewish state to single-handedly combat the threat posed by the Iranian presence in the embattled country.
“Our cooperation with the United States continues full-force, and takes place in many fields — the operational field, the intelligence field, and many other security fields.”- READ MORE