Lapid in Moscow: Israel will defend itself against Iran in Syria

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Lapid in Moscow: Israel will defend itself against Iran in Syria
FM calls for IAEA condemnation of Iran, which Russia opposes.
By LAHAV HARKOV
SEPTEMBER 9, 2021

Israel will continue to defend itself against Iranian actions in Syria, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said in Moscow, following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, amid concerns about Russian moves to curb Israeli strikes. “Israel will not sit by quietly while Iran builds terror bases on our northern border [with Syria], or while Iran supplies advanced weapons to terror organizations – weapons intended to be used against us,” Lapid said.

There cannot be regional stability as long as Iran maintains a presence and continues to export terror, he warned. “We will maintain our ability to defend ourselves in the face of threats from Syria and elsewhere,” Lapid added. The foreign minister acknowledged Russia’s “key interests in the region,” and said that is why the “necessary and effective” military deconfliction mechanism between Moscow and Jerusalem exists.

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