Assad And Iran
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reaches out to shake the hand of a Syrian army soldier in eastern Ghouta, Syria, March 18, 2018. Israel is opposed to Assad's Iranian backing, but has maintained close relations with the Syrian leader's other ally, Russia.
An Israeli security cabinet minister said Israel would kill the Syrian President and topple his government if Iran used Syrian territory to carry out attacks on Israel.
Foreign leaders who discern little logic or consistency in Trump’s foreign policies conclude politely that he is “pragmatic,” or that his actions simply fulfill his campaign promises and are designed to appeal to his base.
Assad needs to know it will be his end if he allows Iran to turn Syria into military base in order to attack us, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz says
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said Russia, Iran and the Bashar-al Assad regime must all "pay for their barbarism" after reports of another chemical weapons attack in a Damascus suburb.
Why does Israel get a Putin Green Light? Israel has found itself is a relatively strong position militarily and politically with respect to Iran/Hezbollah in the Middle East over the past half year. Achieved partly by agreeing with the White House to be patient and adhere to the American-European-Russian plan for deali
"If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a military vanguard against us, to attack us from Syrian territory, he should know that would be the end of him, the end of his regime," Yuval Steinitz told Israeli news site Ynetnews.
Steinitz: Assad in danger if he allows Iran to attack Israel from Syria “Assad and Hezbollah are the same, and if there will be an attack against us, we will not be obligated only to act against the the source of the attack."
Bashar Hafez al-Assad was born in Damascus on 11 September 1965, the second oldest son of Anisa Makhlouf and Hafez al-Assad. Al-Assad in Arabic means "the Lion”. Assad's paternal grandfather had managed to change his status from peasant to minor notable and, to reflect this, in 1927 he had changed the family name from Wahsh (meaning "Savage") to Al-Assad.
Former Saudi Chief of Intelligence and Ambassador to the U.S. and U.K. Prince Turki al-Faisal is cautioning the Trump team to clarify its stance on defeating “the biggest terrorist in Syria” — the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad — while at the same time praising the clear, ironfisted strategy of the U.S. toward Iran.