BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated tonight that his country’s military will strike Iran anywhere inside Syria.
“We will continue to act against [Iran’s] intention to establish a military presence in Syria opposite us, not just opposite the Golan Heights but anywhere in Syria,” Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu and his administration have repeatedly vowed to prevent any Iranian presence inside of Syria, despite the fact Iran was invited by the government in Damascus.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman stated last week that it was in Assad’s best interest to kick Iran out of Syria, as they are creating more problems for Damascus in the long-run.
Syria’s Foreign Ministry responded to Lieberman’s remarks by issuing a statement that formally recognized Iran’s role inside Syria, adding that they will not be influenced by Israel.