Iran, Israel tensions hit new high

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14 May, 2018

Asked about the issue on a conference call with reporters Friday, Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that Russian Federation had never announced that it would supply the weapons though it maintains the right to respond as it sees fit to a recent US -led attack on Syria.

"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". Trump's move may even have emboldened Netanyahu to strike Iranian targets in Syria.

Israel's defense minister warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Friday to renounce the Iranian military presence in his country, saying.

At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes on Syria on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.

Syria blamed Israel for the Wednesday strikes that hit near the capital. Now that Iran is attempting to entrench itself in Syria we will not be making the same mistake that we did in Lebanon.

Iran's foreign minister will embark on a diplomatic tour to try to salvage the nuclear deal amid high tensions following the U.S. withdrawal and global fears over reports of unprecedented clashes with Israel in Syria. "They certainly want to undermine the government of Israel, create instability in the country and eventually, in time, destroy it".

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Haaretz did not identify the Israeli officials with whom it had spoken. "No Iranian missile hit Israeli territory".

All of this has been brewing for quite some time, so the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal this week is not the cause. Meanwhile, Iran's government has faced growing domestic criticism for pursuing expensive military adventures overseas while the economy stagnates; this latest setback is likely to fuel those grievances. "If the nuclear deal is to continue, the interests of the people of Iran must be assured".

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Russian Federation warned Iran ahead of Israel's massive attack on its bases and facilities inside Syria, according to the London-based Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday.

"We came here to pray to God after the victory against Iran" following the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, said Aryeh Stern, a rabbi from Jerusalem.

Speaking while touring the Israeli side of the occupied Golan Heights, defence minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel is not looking for friction. He spoke as thousands of Iranians marched in anti-Israel and anti-US protests nationwide.


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