Israeli Defense Minister Liberman: We ‘Won’t Allow’ Iran-Backed Forces on Golan Heights

Avigdor Liberman

The Times of Israel reports: Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told Russian ministers during a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday that Israel “won’t allow concentrations of Iranian and Hezbollah forces on the Golan Heights.”

Speaking with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Liberman expressed Israel’s concern that Iran is using Syrian territory to smuggle arms to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah — something Israel has said it cannot abide.

During a visit to Moscow in March, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also warned against Iranian attempts to establish a terrorist beachhead against Israel on the Golan Heights, telling Israeli reporters that he expressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin Israel’s “strong opposition to Iran’s entrenchment in Syria.”

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