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Lieberman: Syrian Army Growing beyond pre-War Size
Admitting the sounding defeat, “Israeli” War minister Avigdor Lieberman cautioned that “the Syrian regime is building a new large-scale army that will surpass its previous strength and dimensions.”
“We see the Syrian army, which is not satisfied with taking control of all the Syrian territory, is clearly building a new large-scale land army that will return to its previous dimensions and beyond,” Lieberman said during a tour to the Occupied Golan Heights along with “Israeli” army’s Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot and the head of the Northern Command.
“Therefore, we follow all developments and we are ready for any scenario,” Lieberman continued, adding “the Armored Corps was and will be the main force of the “Israeli” army in every ground maneuver, especially here in the North.”
“From our perspective, the situation is returning to how it was before the civil war, meaning there is a real address, someone responsible, and central rule,” he said.
“It is also [Basher] Assad’s interest, because he understands what will happen if it does not return to the previous situation, and I assume that he will make his own decisions, however, as I have made clear, we will not give up our security interests,” Lieberman added.
The War minister further stressed, “this is provided that all three points which are important to us are fulfilled,” reiterating the Syrian regime must strictly adhere to the Separation of Forces Agreement.
He also praised the reinstatement of US sanctions on Iran, noting the money Tehran got from the lifting of them in 2015 as part of the Iran deal helped fund terror around the world.
“The renewal of sanctions on Iran is a necessary step, especially from those who are fighting ‘terror’. We need to understand that the last agreement brought the Iranian ayatollahs billions of dollars, which they used not for the good of [Iranian] citizens but for the good of terror and sabotaging the entire Middle East.”
“We need to understand that Iran has an extremist and ideological regime,” he claimed.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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