Israel will continue to act against Iran in Syria - Netanyahu

Orient Net - JP 2019-01-06 11:14:00

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Hours before meeting US National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel is acting, and will continue to act, against Iranian military entrenchment in Syria.

“We are acting against any actor that is undermining or trying to undermine Israel's security,” he said at the outset of Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting.

Netanyahu said he will discuss with Bolton, whom he called an “old friend,”  the situation in Syria and efforts to stop Iranian aggression in the region. 

He said the assessment of the situation in Syria comes after US President Donald Trump’s decision last month to withdraw America's 2,000 troops from the country, and after a phone conversation he had on Friday regarding the situation in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Bolton arrived on Saturday evening, and is scheduled to meet Netanyahu Sunday night. He was last in Israel in August, and this will be his second visit to the country since taking over as National Security Advisor in April. He will travel from Israel to Turkey for talks there expected as well to focus on the situation in Syria.