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Israel fears Iran responds to attack on T4 base in Syria

ISRAEL (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Through a few Twitter messages, Israel’s former chief of intelligence has commented on developments in Syria and a possible attack by Iran in response to the airstrike targeting the T4 airbase in Homs, Syria, reported the Iranian Club of Young Journalists.

Former Israeli intelligence chief Amos Yadlin said Iran would respond to the attack on T4 airbase.

“Now we are witnessing two important developments that directly affect our northern borders; discussions in the United States on a response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and those in Iran on a replica of the Israeli attack on T4 airbase in Homs in Syria,” wrote Yadlin in reference to alleged chemical attack in Duma in Eastern Ghouta Damascus.

“These two series of discussions seem not to depend on each other, but they can cross and form a whole,” he added.

“Probably, the Iranians will react to the air strike attributed to Israel, even if this answer will not necessarily be immediate. This time, Iran is considering retaliatory measures to respond to the attack on its forces aimed at preventing Israel from attacking Iranian forces in Syria,” he wrote.

“Israel has once again announced its strategy to prevent Iran from deploying military forces in Syria and to reform or cancel the Global Plan of Joint Action,” he said.

“If the clashes intensify, there will be a Russian intervention and in this case Israel will need help from the United States. Because Tel Aviv and Washington share common interests, strategic coordination between them is vital, “said Israel’s former chief of intelligence.

“Trump has considered various options in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons in Syria. It can, like last year, launch a single attack in Syria. For deterrence to be effective, the United States must not limit its strategic objectives in Syria to the fight against Daesh,” he said.