Wednesday, February 14, 2018

US backs Israel Bombardir Syria, Putin asks for self-defense

The United States government strongly supports the Israeli act of bombarding Syrian territory as Israel's right to defend itself. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin called on all parties to refrain and avoid escalation in the region.

Donald Trump's government support for Israel delivered State Department spokesman Heather Nauert. Support comes after Israel launched an air raid on 12 target troop positions Tehran and Damascus in Syria.

The bombardment of Tel Aviv fighter jets came after an Israeli F-16 fighter jet was shot down by the Syrian army with an anti-aircraft missile because it operated in the Damascus government airspace on Saturday.

The fallen fighter jet attacked an area in Syria believed to be the location of an Iranian UAV operator that infiltrated Israel from the Syrian direction. Tehran's government denied operating the UAV and called Tel Aviv's ridiculous claims.

"The United States is deeply concerned by the growing violence on this day (yesterday) on the Israeli border and strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself," Nauert said, as quoted by Reuters on Sunday (11/2/2018).

"The threat accelerated by Iran and its ambition to project its power and dominance, puts everyone in the region-from Yemen to Lebanon-at risk," Nauert continued.

In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the situation in Syria. Putin spoke after heavy Israeli air strikes hit the territory of his allies.

"They discussed the situation surrounding the actions of the Israeli air force, which carried our missile strikes to targets in Syria," the Kremlin said in a statement cited by Interfax.

Putin told Netanyahu that there is a need to avoid measures that will lead to new confrontations in the region.

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