Sunday, 11 February 2018

Israeli media: "Iran violated Israel's sovereignty"

Coverage would not be complete without the coverage from the zionist entity who seem to think that Syria is Israeli territory, "violated" by Iran.

PM Netanyahu: Iran violated Israel's sovereignty

Israeli UN Amb. Danon, PM Netanyahu, say Iran proved Israeli warnings correct, promise not to tolerate violations of Israel's sovereignty.

10 February, 2018

sraeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded on Saturday night to the escalation along the Israel-Syrian border.

Early Saturday morning, an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace from Syria, remaining in Israel some 90 seconds before the IAF shot it down. In response to the provocation, Israel attacked the drone's command center. During the IAF operation, Syrian surface-to-air missiles downed an Israeli F-16I fighter jet.

"I have been warning for some time about the dangers of Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria," Netanyahu said in a statement.

"Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel.

"This morning Iran brazenly violated Israel’s sovereignty. They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel. And this demonstrates that our warnings were 100% correct.

"Israel holds Iran and its Syrian hosts responsible for today’s aggression. We will continue to do whatever is necessary to protect our sovereignty and our security."

"Israel wants peace but we will continue to defend ourselves with determination against any attack on us and against any attempt by Iran to entrench itself militarily in Syria or anywhere else," he added, noting that he had spoken with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Meanwhile, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Saturday evening sent a sharply-worded letter to members of the United Nations Security Council.

"This is not the first time that we have warned you of Iran’s dangerous actions that undermine the situation in our region," the letter read. "This incident proves every one of those warnings correct. Israel will defend its citizens and will not tolerate any violation of its sovereignty."

"I call on the Security Council to condemn this dangerous act and to put an immediate end to Iranian provocations."Security Council members must not stand idly by while Iran is instigating dangerous escalations and violating Security Council resolutions."

Pentagon, State Department, emphasize Israel has a right to defend itself, express concern over Iran's 'behavior.'

A Pentagon spokesman on Saturday said the US "fully supports" Israel's right to self-defense and "shares" the concerns that Iran is destabilizing the Middle East.

Just prior to 4:00a.m. Saturday morning, an Iranian drone entered Israeli airspace from Syria, remaining in Israel some 90 seconds before the IAF shot it down. In response to the provocation, Israel attacked the drone's command center. During the IAF operation, Syrian surface-to-air missiles downed an Israeli F-16I fighter jet. Both pilots suffered injuries, and ejected after reaching Israeli territory.

In a statement, Pentagon spokesman Adrian Rankine-Galloway said, "The [US] Department of Defense did not participate in this military operation."

"Israel is our closest security partner in the region and we fully support Israel’s inherent right to defend itself against threats to its territory and its people.

"We share the concerns of many throughout the region that Iran’s destabilizing activities that threaten international peace and security, and we seek greater international resolve in countering Iran’s malign activities."

Meanwhile, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, "The United States is deeply concerned about today's escalation of violence over Israel's border and strongly supports Israel's sovereign right to defend itself."

"Iran's calculated escalation of threat, and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the region - from Yemen to Lebanon - at risk.

"The US continues to push back on the totality of Iran's malign activities in the region and calls for an end to Iranian behavior that threatens peace and stability."

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