BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:05 A.M.) – Israel will ‘eliminate’ Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad if he continues to allow Iran to operate
inside Syria, the Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz told YNet on Monday.
Steinitz told the Israeli publication that Assad should know his end is near if he continues to allow Iran access to military bases inside of his country.
Furthermore, the Energy Minister spoke about the threat to Israel’s national security by letting Iran have access to Syrian bases.
“It’s unacceptable that Assad sits quietly in his palace and rebuild his regime while allowing Syria to be turned into a base for attacks on Israel,” he said.
Israeli officials have recently warned that Iran is planning to avenge the loss of their soldiers from the T-4 Airbase attack late last month, prompting the country to raise its alert levels.