Israel reaffirms plans to keep Iran at bay in Syria

Jerusalem: Israel has reaffirmed its plan to keep Iran at bay in Syria, mentioning that if need be, the nation will “expand” its operations there.

“The decision to remove the 2,000 US troops from Syria will not change our consistent policy. We will continue to act against Iran’s attempt to establish military bases in Syria, and if necessary we will even expand our operations there,” Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted on Sunday in Hebrew.

“I wish to reassure the concerned-our cooperation with the United States continues in full force and is carried out in many areas: operational, intelligence and many other security fields,” he further mentioned.

The Israeli Prime Minister’s tweets come in the wake of the United States’ decision to pull troops out of Syria, as US President Donald Trump tweeted that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has been defeated by the US and its allies in Syria.

Speculations are strife that the US exit from the region will increase the influence of Iran and Russia in Syria.