Israel will not accept Iranian entrenchment in Syria: Lieberman

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday his country would not accept Iranian entrenchment in Syria after missile strikes on a Syrian regime air base blamed on Israel.

“We will not allow Iranian entrenchment in Syria no matter the price to pay,” he told journalists. “We have no other option. Allowing Iran to strengthen itself in Syria is like accepting that the Iranians strangle us.”

Lieberman did not confirm Israel carried out Monday’s deadly strikes, which Syria and Russia blamed on Israel.