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October 18, 2017 12:35 pm

During Visit to Syrian Capital, Iran’s Military Chief Vows to Confront Israel

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Iranian military chief Mohammad Bagheri. Photo: Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – During a visit to Damascus on Wednesday for talks with Syrian officials, Iran’s military chief vowed to confront Israel and defend the Assad regime.

“It is not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants,” said Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported. “We are in Damascus to assert and coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies, the Zionists and terrorists.”

Bagheri’s comments came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Jerusalem for discussions on Iran and security coordination in Syria.

“Iran needs to understand that Israel will not allow this,” Netanyahu told Shoigu regarding the Islamic Republic’s attempt to entrench its military in Syria, near the Israeli border.

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  • Paolo Marcenaro

    Well done General Bagheri!

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