Liberman to Assad: kick out the Iranians on your soil

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In its first official reaction to the incident, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said on May 11 that Syria has the right to defend itself against aggression from Israel.

"But we did say after the (Western) strikes (on Syria) that of course Russian Federation reserved the right to do anything it considered necessary". The epicentre of which being Israel, given the fact that Israel now has about 300 End Time Nuclear missiles armed and ready to nuke not just every major city in the middle east but the Israeli missile arc extends to most of Europe and much of Asia.

Iran has also said the attacks on Syria had been launched on "invented pretexts".

The war of words followed the worst face-off to date between Israel and Iran.

However the fly in the ointment for Israel's plans for the region is Russian Federation and it's sizeable military presence in Syria, attacks against which would threaten a major escalation that the Israel can not counter.

Then this week, the Iranians fired about 20 rockets at Israeli military positions on the Golan Heights.

"They don't help you, they only harm you, and their presence causes only problems and damage".

While Ushakov noted that the pact's signing had been planned for long time, the move coincides with the USA exit from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran that set the stage for re-imposing painful economic sanctions against Iran and rattled many US allies.

Israel has repeatedly warned that it considers an entrenched Iranian military presence in war-ravaged Syria to be a unsafe red line.

"They are a violation of Syria's national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and contrary to global law".

"We will expand our missile capabilities despite Western pressure ... to let Israel know that if it acts foolishly, Tel Aviv and Haifa will be totally destroyed", the hardline cleric said, to chants of "Death to America", and "Death to Israel".

Speaking in the north of Israel earlier Friday, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman sent a message to Syrian President Bashar Assad, telling him to "throw" Iranian forces out of his country.

Iran has advisers and experts and has backed tens of thousands of militiamen who are fighting alongside Assad's forces in the civil war.

Israeli jets struck back at Iranian forces in Syria, bombing dozens of targets, according to the Washington Post.

The newspaper attributed the stepped-up security to "fears that Iran - frustrated by its failed missile attack on Israeli bases in Golan and Israel's retaliatory strikes against its assets in Syria - will shift strategy and attempt to harm Israelis abroad".

Iran's foreign minister will embark on a diplomatic tour to try to salvage the nuclear deal amid high tensions following the United States withdrawal and global fears over reports of unprecedented clashes with Israel in Syria.

Iran's mistake was to underestimate Israel's ability to put a stop to this plan.

European officials are scrambling to see how the nuclear deal can be preserved at best or such losses minimised at worst.

The deal lifted sanctions on Iran from 2015, allowing some big names - Boeing, Airbus, Total and Peugeot - to start doing business again.

Le Maire proposed creating a European body that would have the same kind of powers that the U.S. Justice Department has to punish foreign companies for their trade practices.

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