Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attend a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, Monday , Aug.28, 2017. ( Heidi Levine, Pool via AP)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Iran is building sites to produce precision-guided missiles in Syria and Lebanon, with the aim of using them against Israel.Iran has been Syrian President Bashar Assad's staunchest backer and has provided fighters to help him in Syria's civil war.Netanyahu, in a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, said Israel was prepared to act unilaterally to prevent an expanded Iranian military presence in Syria.Israel fears an eventual Assad victory could leave Iran with a permanent garrison in Syria, extending a threat posed from neighboring Lebanon by Hezbollah.Netanyahu also pressed Guterres on the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon, known as UNIFIL, with Israeli officials having accused it of "blindness" to what they call an arms buildup by Hezbollah.On the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Guterres spoke of what he called obstacles to peace, including Israeli settlement building and the need for Palestinian leaders to condemn "terrorism".
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE