On Tuesday, Israel’s ambassador to the UN demanded the Security Council take action against Iran’s military presence in Syria. The demand came after several Israeli airstrikes in Syria against what they deem are Iranian-linked targets.
Last week, Israel said it launched attacks on a wide range of targets inside Syria and released a video of some of the strikes. Israeli airstrikes in Syria are frequent but rarely acknowledged. The strikes came after Israeli officials said explosives were found on the Israeli side of the border with Syria and claimed “Iranian-led” forces had planted them.
Since last week’s airstrikes, there have been several other reports of Israeli attacks inside Syria, operations Israel has not acknowledged. On Wednesday, Israel dropped leaflets in southern Syria, warning the country’s military to cut ties with Iran.
The Israeli focus on Iran’s presence in Syria and uptick in airstrikes comes at a time of heightened tensions in the region between the US and Iran. The Trump administration is planning to increase its “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran as much as possible before Joe Biden is inaugurated.
A report from The New York Times last week said President Trump reviewed options to attack an Iranian nuclear site. On Wednesday, Axios published a story that said the Israeli military was preparing for a possible US military strike on Iran. Some fear Israel could be trying to provoke Iran, as they see the final days of the Trump administration as their last chance for a war.
For their part, Iran is cautious about getting baited into a military confrontation with the US. Iraqi officials told The Associated Press that Iran delivered a message to its allies in the region last week to be on high alert and avoid provoking tensions with the US.
8 thoughts on “Israel Demands UN Security Council Action Over Iran’s Presence in Syria”
Iran is in Syria because the USG, UK, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey armed head-chopping terrorists to oust Syria’s elected government.
Perhaps UN Security Council should be more concerned why Israel is still in Golan after 53 years, at least Iran is a guest in Syria
Sadly, the UNSC doesnt have any force to bind anyone to anything they find… and since Israel is so concerned about foreign militaries in Syria, how about we start with booting out all the uninvited “guests”.. the US led coalition forces to start.
And he wasn’t laughed out of the building? The discipline of UN diplomats is indeed legendary. You have a nation that has ignored UN orders to vacate occupied land for decades and is daily committing crimes by attacking the territory of other nations complaining about a perfectly legal stationing of forces by permission of the local government?
Strange timing for this nonsense. It seems Israel wants to create controversy during the Washington Lame Duck session.
Israel should cut ties w the worst terrorist nation—USA
So Israel can do anything,anywhere, and get its poodle USA to use any tactics all over the globe, but Syria is not allowed to have allies, to defend itself against attacks by Israel (which has already stole the Golan Heights) and occupies most of Palestine.
They have unlimited nerve, don’t they? They were caught bombing and assassinating people in Syria and Iran just this week, and they want the UN to take action against Iran for being in Syria.
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