Published: Mon, April 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Netanyahu Supports Attacks by US, UK , and France on Syrian Targeted Sites

Netanyahu Supports Attacks by US, UK , and France on Syrian Targeted Sites

"Israel fully supports [US President Donald] Trump's decision to act against the use of chemical weapons in Syria. This massacre was a significant escalation in a pattern of chemical weapons use by that very bad regime".

"The United States and its allies have no proof and, without even waiting for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to take a position, have carried out this military attack", said the foreign ministry in a statement.

Tensions have been running high between Israel and its arch-foe Iran, a key backer of the Syrian regime which provides military advisors and "volunteer" ground forces to Damascus.

"The use of chemical weapons crosses a red line that humanity can no longer tolerate", Yoav Gallant, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet, wrote on Twitter.

US-led missile assault which saw a barrage of 105 guided missiles launched towards three chemical weapons facilities in Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma was said to have been coordinated with Israel in advance.

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"Early this morning, under American leadership, the United States, France and the United Kingdom demonstrated that their commitment is not limited to proclamations of principle".

U.S. President Donald Trump said he was prepared to sustain the response until Assad's government stopped its use of chemical weapons.

"Syria and Russia are fighting a battle not only against terrorism, but also for protecting global law ... based on respect for state sovereignty and the will of their people", Assad said at a meeting with members of Russia's ruling United Russia Party.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has denied that his troops used chemical weapons and threatened to "crush terrorism" throughout his country.

The U.S. notified Israel on Friday before it carried out missile strikes on Syrian targets, an Israeli official told Reuters.

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