In acknowledging Jerusalem's fear of chemical spillover into the Golan Heights, the cable directed the envoys to convey that "it must be made clear that such an incident would require Israel to respond in the strongest possible terms". "We'll do whatever it takes to protect the safety of Israel". Officials at the time said Assad could transfer the weapons to the Hezbollah terrorist group. "But then again, Russian Federation was also supposed to guarantee that all chemical weapons would be removed from Syria", Nikki Haley said at the UN Security Council meeting on Syria. He wants to organize a meeting of the main players in the Syrian crisis.
The military added that during the attack was launched anti-aircraft missiles into Israel that triggered sirens in the North of the country.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) promptly retaliated by ordering a raid against the command control center in Syria from which Iran sent the drone.
"In Iran's view, it is the legal right of the legitimate government of Syrian to defend its territorial integrity and national sovereignty against any aggression", he noted, once again dismissing the "baseless" claims about Tehran's role in the recent shoot-down of an Israeli jet fighter over the Syrian territory.
Other messages that the Israeli envoys were asked to convey included calls on the global community to pressure Iran to halt its support of the Hezbollah terror group and to prevent the organization from purchasing and manufacturing precision missiles which could be used to target Israel, Channel 10 reported. Two Israeli crew members were wounded after ejecting from their F-16I when they recognized that one of the enemy missiles had locked onto their jet.
Ali Akbar Velayati, the top foreign policy adviser to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, defended his country's presence in Syria, saying Iran was acting on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose armed forces have resisted a rebel and jihadi uprising since 2011.