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    Russia Steps In Between Israel And Syria Following Attacks

    As tensions continue to rise between Israel and Syria following last night’s attacks between the two countries, Russia has summoned the Israeli Ambassador for clarifications. Syria has submitted letters to the UN accusing Israel of violating international law and its sovereignty.

    Mar 17, 2017, 8:52PM
    Amit Boukai

    The Israeli Foreign Ministry confirmed tonight (Friday) that the Israeli Ambassador to Russia was summoned to provide clarifications in Moscow following the Israeli attack in Syria. Israeli Ambassador to Russia Gary Koren only presented his credentials to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

    Shortly before Koren was summoned, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the incident in which missiles were fired against an Israeli Air Force aircraft during an attack in Syria. “We are working to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah,” Netanyahu explained.

    “Our policy is consistent,” said Netanyahu. “When we identify attempts to transfer advanced weapons to Hezbollah and we have the intelligence and operational feasibility, we will act to prevent this.”

    Meanwhile, the Syrian Foreign Ministry sent two letters to the UN Secretary-General and the Director of the UN Security Council about what it defines as “Israeli aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic in outrageous defiance of international law, UN resolutions, the sovereignty of Syria and the ban on the attacking its lands.”

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    http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/world-news/the-israeli-connection/russia-demands-clarification-after-syria-attack-27303

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  • jdpriestly (5586 posts)
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    1. Maybe Russia can prevent the weapons deliveries to Hezbollah?

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    • Aldroud (355 posts)
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      2. Would be the smart play

      • arendt (1432 posts)
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        4. The smart play for Israel, not Syria. n/t

        • jdpriestly (5586 posts)
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          7. Syria gains nothing from the shipments to Hezbollah if they exist.

          Those shipments just put Syria on the list for yet another country.   Nothing gained there.

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    • arendt (1432 posts)
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      3. Maybe the US can prevent KSA from supplying ISIS. n/t

      • jdpriestly (5586 posts)
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        8. Would be really great. Let's see whether Trump even realizes where those

        weapons are coming from.

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  • bemildred (3086 posts)
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    5. The thing to notice is that Russia is now the guarantor of security

    in the Middle East. the one who they all want to settle scores for them.

    And China is attempting to mediate the dispute between its economic partners Iran & Saudi Arabia, using its economic leverage.

     

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    6. 'Syrian missile intercepted by Israel on Friday had 200 kg warhead'

    The ballistic missile fired by Syria last week posed a direct threat to Israel and its citizens, a senior IDF officer in the Air Defense Command said on Monday.

    “Last week on Friday morning the Air Defense Command understood that Israel faced a ballistic missile threat,” Brigadier-General Zvika Haimovitch, Commander of the IAF’s Air Defense Division, said. “In this situation there is no room or time for question marks or dilemmas. Our operational rules are very clear in this regard, to neutralize any threat which poses a risk to Israel and her citizens. And that is what we did and that is what we will do in the future.”

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/The-ballistic-missile-fired-by-Syria-posed-a-direct-threat-to-Israel-484693

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