UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – A member of the Israeli regime’s security cabinet said Israel could liquidate the Syrian president if it allowed Syria to become an Iranian military base.
Yuval Steinitz, a member of the security cabinet of the regime of Tel Aviv who is also the Minister of Energy again threatened Monday, May 7 to assassinate Syrian President Bashar Assad if it allows Iran to consolidate his military position in Syria. However, he described as unlikely a confrontation with Iran on Syrian soil.
Interviewed by the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, Yuval Steinitz warned that Tel Aviv could “eliminate” the Syrian president if he continued to allow Iran to use Syria as a starting point for operations against Israel.
“If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a base of military operations against us, he should know that this would be the end,” he said.
It is not for the first time that Israeli officials resort to various pretexts to threaten the Syrian president with death.
Earlier, Housing and Housing Minister Aluf Yoav Galant, also a member of the security cabinet, spoke of the US-France-UK attack on Syria on April 14 to say: “It is time to liquidate Assad”.
Israeli Minister of Military Affairs Avidgor Lieberman, who strongly fears Tehran’s retaliation after the attack on T4 and the death of several Iranian military advisers, said: “If Iran is seeking revenge from Syrian territory, Aviv will assassinate Assad and overthrow his government. ”
The T4 airbase in Syria was hit on 9 April.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced in a statement that two Israeli F-15s violating Lebanese airspace had fired 8 missiles at the T4 base in Homs, 5 of which were destroyed by the Syrian DCA while 3 others were killed. are shot on the target killing no less than 14 people.
The adviser of Islamic Revolution Leader Ali Akbar Velayati said that Iran strongly supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Syria and that the Israeli strike against the T4 military airport that cost life to several Iranian military advisers would not remain unanswered.