Lieberman: Iran Has No Military Presence in Syria

Lieberman: Iran Has No Military Presence in SyriaLieberman: Iran Has No Military Presence in Syria

Iran does not have a military presence in Syria now and Israel’s goal is to prevent its appearance in the Arab country, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday.

“There are no [Iranians] in Syria, contrary to what is being said. Yes, there is a pool of experts, advisors and so one there. Iran has not been present in Syria so far and our main goal is to prevent [Iran] from being present as a real military force,” Lieberman said in an interview with Russian-language Channel 9, an Israel broadcaster, as cited by Sputnik.

He said Iran had not established military bases in Syria.

“Iran wanted to set up its own ports, sea and airports, military bases next to Russia. They have not managed to do that either,” Lieberman claimed.

The Israeli regime accuses Iran of attempts to use the Syrian conflict to further establish itself in the region and turn Syria into an enemy state of Israel.


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