Israel’s war minister, Naftali Bennett said Syria can become Iran’s very own ‘Vietnam’ in a warning that came a day after Tel Aviv threatened Iran with a pre-emptive strike.
Israel, which is making incursions into Syria on almost a daily basis, pummeling the war-ravaged country with missiles under the pretext of targeting “Iranian positions” there, has warned Iran against establishing “a ring of fire” around Israel, vowing retaliation.
The warning followed a day after Israel’s foreign minister, Yisrael Katz, said the Israeli government was considering military action against Iran, should it pursue nuclear military capability.
Doubling down on his claim that Iran is seeking to establish a permanent presence in Syria, Bennett invoked the disastrous Vietnam War to back up his point.
Iran has repeatedly dismissed the allegations, pointing out that its military advisers have been in the country legally, as they were invited and permitted to stay by Damascus, unlike ISIS and the Israeli forces that violate international law with their bombing raids.
News Punch / ABC Flash Point News 2019.