Israeli UN Envoy Exposes Iranian Military Base Near Syrian Capital
In an address to the Security Council on Thursday, Israeli UN envoy Danny Danon revealed new information about Iran’s military activities in Syria.
Presenting an aerial image of what he called Iran’s “central induction and recruitment center in Syria,” Danon said, “There are over 80,000 extremists from all over the Middle East who are members of Shi’a militias in Syria under Iranian control.”
The Iranian base, according to Danon, is located around five miles from Damascus and is where “dangerous extremists are trained and then assigned their missions of terror throughout Syria and the region.”
In his remarks, Danon also referred to the Iran nuclear deal, saying, “In just two and half weeks, the United States will announce its important decision regarding the fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. President Trump is focused on these important changes because he knows it will make the world safer. All the signatories of this agreement must now make a choice. Do you support these necessary changes? Or, will you choose to enable the Iranian regime that supports terror and is attempting to take over the Middle East?”
“Israel has a very clear policy and it has been so since the administration of Prime Minister Menachem Begin,” Danon went on to say. “We will not allow regimes that seek our destruction to acquire nuclear weapons. Period.”