BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a Senate committee on Tuesday that if Israel continues their attacks against Iran in Syria that the Islamic Republic will eventually respond with force.

“We assess that Iran seeks to avoid a major armed conflict with Israel. However, Israeli strikes that result in Iranian casualties increase the likelihood of Iranian conventional retaliation against Israel,” Coats told the Senate committee.

In regards to Iran’s presence in Syria, Coats told the Senate committee that the Islamic Republic is seeking to build a permanent base inside the country.

“Iran continues to pursue permanent military bases and economic deals in Syria and probably wants to maintain a network of Shia foreign fighters there despite Israeli attacks on Iranian positions in Syria,” Coats said.

During that same meeting, Coats also informed the Senate committee on the future of the Syrian conflict.

Coats told the audience that the Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was likely going to win the war, adding that he would be avoiding direct conflict with Turkey and Israel in the process.

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Vince Dhimos

Coats is goading, not warning. Iran had better be careful not to fall into his trap.

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Chauhan Chauhan

THERE IS NOTHING LIKE TRAP IRAN WILL DO IT IF WATER GOES ABOVE THE HEAD . AND ISRAEL KNOWS THAT IF IRAN AND RESSITANCE RETAILATE THEY WILL BE IN BIG TROUBLE AND EVEN US WILL NOT INTERFERE.

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Not a bad comment, but all CAPS suck!

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Dream on!

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Israel has attacked inside Syria over 200 times not to mention creating a proxy army. They will continue to attack because their main goal is to draw US into financing a war inside Iran and using US soldiers, not Israeli Soldiers. Should Turkey get NE Syria, they are in deep trouble. Erdogan will march into Damascus and Jerusalem. Israeli conniving, scheming, and meddling will be their own demise not to mention world war 3.

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Erdocrap will not make it anywhere close to Damascus. You’re dreaming.

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Actually, you highly misunderstand the situation by lacking elements and thinking in a one-sided way. 1. Aren’t Hezbo and Hamas proxy armies? And both are doin attacks on Israel for more than 30 years! Just read the fücking Hague Convention : Iran has ALREADY declared war on Israel using these. 2. Israel didn’t created a proxy army in Syria. All this mess has Turkey-Qatar-Iran alliance as source and Qatari bribes+lobbying+deception to have other actors implied. The infamous prince Bandar also did a mess with his habitual poison. Hopefully, Salman is not as dumb as his senile predecessor and fired Bandar.… Read more »

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Sweet Robert : this makes no sense and is highly inspired by anti-Semite propaganda while facts seriously contradict all of this. – Israel didn’t created a proxy army in Syria, they just recruited a few hundred Syrian Druzes to patrol the UNDOF DMZ. Actually, Iran is behind 2 proxy armies engaged into fighting against Israel : Hezbollah and Hamas. – Iran has already started the war : read the Hague convention : using proxies to do war actions on a country is a de-facto declaration of war from the proxies’ handler(s). Since Hezbollah did terrorist attacks in about 40 countries,… Read more »

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Vince : Iran already felt into the bigots’ death cult trap 40 years ago.
Most of the population is young and wish the lousy mullahs being hanged to the 1st street light 😉

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Antonio Alves Arimateia

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