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    Israel, hold on: Putin will not stop Iran

    The Trump administration is looking for a replacement for the American military contingent in the north of Syria. If the United States agrees with Saudi Arabia, it will complicate the situation in the south of the country, where Iran and Israel are on the brink of war. Does it all depend on Putin’s decision? And he is very angry after the Saturday bombing of Damascus.
    Israel bombs, Iran warns
    On the night of April 17, the Syrian air base Shayrat in Homs for the second time was subjected to rocket fire. The Pentagon has already issued a statement that the US does not conduct military operations in this region of the country. Iran laid the responsibility on Israel and again threatened with “an appropriate response,” Haaretz reported citing a statement by the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Gassemi.
    This is no longer a “Chinese warning” for Iran. The last was after the air raid on the T4 base on April 14. Then, according to the Syrian media, 14 people died, among them the Iranian military, including the commander of Iranian “unmanned” troops. Israel secretly confirmed the attack, the New York Times reported .
    “Zionist education will sooner or later be hit for attacking the T4 airfield in Syria,” said Bahar Kasami, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, described the bombing in Syria as the “crime of Israel” and said that “it will not remain unanswered,” Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadin reports. No less threatening speech comes from the leadership of Hezbollah.
    As Vladimir Fitin , an expert at the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, told Pravda.Ru , “the exchange of such rhetoric between Israel and Iran has become commonplace.” “Israelis also periodically strike rockets on Syrian territory, arguing that they will not allow the creation of Iranian bases and the concentration of Iranian technology near Israeli borders, but it should be borne in mind that neither Iran nor Israel wants a big war. this time the matter will be limited only to warlike statements, “the expert said in an interview with Pravda.ru.
    Again, “Putin is to blame”?
    However, Tim Lister, an analyst at CNN, points out that Iran is holding back Vladimir Putin. “Putin has a good relationship with Benjamin Netanyahu, and after a strike on April 14, he warned the Israeli prime minister in a telephone conversation that he should refrain from air strikes.If they continue, Russia may decide not to restrain the Iranian paramilitary formations (Shiite militia) in southern Syria “, – the author asserts.
    We remind you that after the Islamic revolution of 1979, Iran severed diplomatic relations with Israel and still does not recognize the legitimacy of the existence of the Jewish state, arguing that Israel threatens Iran’s national security.
    Since the very beginning of the Syrian conflict, Tehran has been increasing its military presence in Syria, fearing the onslaught of Salafism, preparing for a protracted military conflict with Israel, and possibly the battle for the Golan Heights, annexed to Syria in 1967. Even if this war is waged indirectly through Hezbollah, missile strikes against Iranian bases show that Tel Aviv is also ready for a direct military clash with Tehran.
    Saudi Arabia will introduce contingent to Syria?
    Other countries may be involved in this clash on Syrian soil. The Wall Street Journal reported that the United States offered Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to send “its troops” and “billions of dollars to Northern Syria to help rebuild the region.” As Vladimir Fitin told Pravda.Ru, it is not about helping the official government of Syria, but about the part that the Americans are supporting by their armed forces and which they want to isolate. Expert “Pravdy.Ru” doubts that “the Arab countries of the Arabian Peninsula will be so disinterested to invest money in the first team of the US, they have so many of their own problems and costs.”
    Note that Iran accuses Saudi Arabia, with which Tehran also does not have diplomatic relations, in ” supporting the Zionist regime and terrorism.”

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