Report: Israel Will Ask U.S. to Halt Syrian Weapons Transfers to Hezbollah
Israeli leaders intend to ask U.S. President Barack Obama to act militarily to stop Syrian arm shipments to Hezbollah, the British newspaper The Guardian reported on Sunday. In return, the U.S. president will likely ask Israel to make progress in the peace process, the newspaper reported.
“Israel will use President Obama’s visit on Wednesday to try to persuade the U.S. to carry out air strikes on Syria if there is evidence that Syrian missiles are to be handed over to Hezbollah in Lebanon,” the report said.
The report said Israel would, at the very least, seek an American green light “for Israeli military action” to stop game-changing weapons from reaching Hezbollah.
American officials have recently stated that the U.S. will intervene in Syria only if the country’s biological or chemical weapons are used by the regime or fall into the hands of terrorists.