Netanyahu: 'Full Support' for US Syria Strikes

Israel: Iran drone intercepted in Feb was Strike Assignment

Following targeted airstrikes launched by a coalition of US, UK, and French forces, a statement issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Saturday offered Israel's support for the action.

In a written statement, Netanyahu said the decision taken by the USA and backed by the United Kingdom and France shows that the commitment of these countries to combat chemical weapons is not limited to the declaration.

Saturday is Israel's Sabbath, or the Jewish day of rest, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu generally refrains from making official statements in his name.

On April 9, seven Iranian personnel were among 14 people killed in an early-morning strike on the T-4 airbase in Syria, with regime allies Iran and Russian Federation blaming Israel for the attack.

"I reiterated that the main element that is subverting the Middle East more than any other is Iran, and that President Assad must understand that when he allows Iran and its proxies to establish a military presence in Syria, he is endangering both Syria and the stability of the entire region", the Israeli leader said of his phone call with the British premier.

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Public radio said that Israel had been informed ahead of time of the strikes that were carried out by the United States, France and Britain.

Israel said on Friday that an Iranian drone shot down in February by its air force had been fitted with explosives intended. The armed Iranian-backed Shi'ite movement Hezbollah, which has an extensive missile arsenal, last fought a war with Israel in 2006.

The US, allied with France and Britain, struck targets in and around Damascus in response to the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons against rebel-held targets in the town of Douma.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has denied that his troops used chemical weapons and threatened to "crush terrorism" throughout his country.

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