United Nations chief urges Syria, Israel to halt 'hostile acts'

United Nations chief urges Syria, Israel to halt 'hostile acts'

United Nations chief urges Syria, Israel to halt 'hostile acts'

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit has released a new video from last night's Israeli strike on Iranian and Syrian targets.

The Golan attack was "just further demonstration that the Iranian regime can not be trusted and another good reminder that the president made the right decision to get out of the Iran deal", White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told Fox News.

Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, an Israeli military spokesman, said earlier that Iran's Al Quds force fired the rockets at several Israeli bases, though he would not say how Israel determined the Iranian involvement.

As such, Borschchevskaya said Russian Federation wants to continue to appear as the major power in Syria, and let Israel and Iran sort their situation out. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun) Lebanese soldiers inspect the remnants of a missile in Haberiyeh, Lebanon on May 10.

The United Nations, Western nations and Saudi Arabia say Iran supplies the Houthis with long-range missiles capable of reaching Riyadh.

Defence sources here said that Israeli operation targeted weapons storage, logistics sites and intelligence centres used by elite Iranian forces in Syria.

Israel is the United States' closest ally in the region and has fiercely opposed the agreement, which rolled back Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

"Our reaction was a outcome", Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video posted on social media. "I hope we've finished this episode and everyone understood".

Nearly immediately after Trump began his speech announcing the US' exit from the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, on Tuesday, Israeli authorities put their soldiers on "high alert" in the Golan Heights, citing heightened Iranian activity across Israel's northern border.

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"We do not know yet the [Iranian] casualty count", he said.

"Whoever hits us will get hit seven times over". It was not immediately clear if any Iranians were among the dead. Israel carried out the strike with impunity after entering Syrian airspace uninvited.

The rocket attack in the Golan Heights and the retaliatory Israeli air strikes marked a sharp escalation in the mounting tensions between Iran and Israel.

Moscow did not condemn Israel's strikes, as it had in the past, instead calling on Israel and Iran to resolve their differences diplomatically.

In the early hours of Thursday morning, Israeli forces conducted what was the largest attack on Syrian territory since the official end of the Yom Kippur War in 1974.

But with the civil war appearing to wind down, and Iranian forces looking to establish a foothold on Israel's doorstep, Israel has stepped up its response. Israel, as it has typically done in similar incidents, neither confirmed nor denied a role.

But in the past few weeks, Israel has shifted to a more direct and public confrontation with Iran, striking at Iranian bases, weapons depots and rocket launchers across Syria, and killing Iranian troops.

Hariri also said that Johnson told him no military solution was possible in Syria.

"There should be work to de-escalate the tensions", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov was quoted as saying on Thursday by the Tass news agency. Unfortunately, the situation is very acute. "Other powers... haven't kept their word", President Macron said.

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