Israel says Iran fired rockets at military near Syrian border

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Russian Federation is backing away from a proposal to supply the Syrian government with a state-of-the-art missile defense system following a visit to Moscow by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to media reports.

Israel has warned that it will not allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

"We will not let Iran turn Syria into a forward base against Israel", he said.

The attacks were carried out under the pretext of responding to an alleged strike by Iranian forces based in Syria on Israeli positions in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, it said.

"I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal", Trump said Tuesday in a televised address from the White House.

Tehran and its allied Shi'ite Muslim militias back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


"Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) bears full responsibility for the consequences of its reckless actions, and we call on the IRGC and its militant proxies, including Hizballah, to take no further provocative steps".

Not only did Israel forewarn Russia about its latest strikes, but they came hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared alongside his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a parade in Moscow. But the devastated Iranians, who suffered most from the economic hardship and acts by the oppressive regime, have another concern now that Tehran is in a confrontational mood with Israel.

Speaking on Friday while touring the Israeli held side of the Golan Heights, Lieberman said Israel does not "look for friction. we did not come to the Iranian border, they came here".

Another is that the United States would certainly step in were Iran to cross red lines, such as striking major Israeli cities with longer-range missiles.

The Israeli raids in Syria, which a monitor said killed 23 fighters, were one of its largest military operations in recent years and the biggest such assault on Iranian targets, the Israeli military said.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Thursday morning that the IDF had destroyed "almost all of Iran's military infrastructure sites in Syria".


"At least 27 pro-regime fighters were killed: six Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters, including 11 Iranians", said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Tehran, meanwhile, is under pressure from the US and Western allies to negotiate a new deal, one that goes beyond restricting the nuclear program to curb Iran's military power in the region.

Iran has sent thousands of troops to back Assad, and Israel fears that as the fighting nears an end, Iran and tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen will turn their focus to Israel.

Iran says it is not interested in having a confrontation with Israel.

If America's withdrawal from the nuclear deal provokes Iran to expand its nuclear program once more, the risk of Israeli or American attacks on Iran's nuclear facilities will start growing, as it did between 2011 and 2013. "That is what we have done and that is what we will continue doing", Netanyahu said. Iran also could be wary of military entanglement at a time when it is trying to salvage the global nuclear deal.


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