Foreign sources cited by Israel's Channel Two News suggested that the air strike targeted systems that sought to disrupt the ability of the Israeli Air Force to conduct operations over Lebanon and Syria.
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Syria finally joined the convention in 2013, admitting under heavy US-Russian pressure to having a toxic arms stockpile, and staving off threatened US air strikes.
Israel's foreign ministry had no comment when asked about the accusations. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hit back at US President Donald Trump, who has said Russian Federation and Iran share the blame for an alleged chemical attack in a rebel-held town in Syria. He added that it also hit posts outside the base used by the Iranians and Iran-backed fighters.
"When on a given day, the chance for [active military conflict with Iran] are about one percent, now it is about 10%", former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak said Tuesday. Given the heightened tensions between Russia and the United States on other issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin may seize on U.S. strikes as an opportunity to leverage a confrontation and force the United States to the negotiating table, said Vladimir Frolov. "Force a military showdown then call Trump to a summit to decrease tensions".
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Monday's aerial attack struck an Iranian drone section of Syria's T4 base, which was under exclusive Iranian command, he said.
"The timing of the strike isn't coincidental", he said.
US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, spoke by phone and promised a "strong, joint response" to the chemical attack that killed dozens, the White House said on Sunday.
"Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria", Mr Trump wrote, lashing out at Russia's Vladimir Putin, a key ally of the government.
"The allegations from Tehran and Moscow that Israel carried out the aerial bombing and caused serious damage to the Iranian target raises the likelihood of a deterioration in the military situation between Iran and Israel", assessed Shapira, who served as military secretary to Netanyahu during his first term.
Syria and Russian Federation on Monday accused Israel of bombing a Syrian regime airbase by using its warplanes. Syrian rescuers and medics say a poison gas attack on Douma has killed at least 40 people. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.