Iran nuclear deal: what does US withdrawal mean for the Middle East?

Iran nuclear deal: what does US withdrawal mean for the Middle East?

At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes on Syria this week, an activist group said on Saturday.

Mrs May reiterated her condemnation of the Iranian attacks and the UK's support for Israel's right to defend itself in a telephone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Speaking on Friday while touring the Israeli held side of the Golan Heights, Lieberman said Israel does not "look for friction. we did not come to the Iranian border, they came here".

Israel said it destroyed weapons depots, rocket launchers, logistics sites, observation posts, and intelligence centers used by Iran's Revolutionary Guards-Quds Forces in Syria.

CGTN's Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

The White House condemned Iran's "provocative rocket attacks from Syria against Israeli citizens" and expressed strong support for "Israel's right to act in self-defence", while Russian Federation said the Israeli strikes marked a risky escalation, urging both Israel and Iran to avoid provoking each other.

The White House has condemned Iranian rocket attacks on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as an "unacceptable and highly risky development for the entire Middle East".

The Jewish state says it has conducted dozens of operations in Syria to stop what it says are advanced arms deliveries to Iran-backed Hezbollah, another key foe of Israel.

"We are not interested in the atomic bomb, but we are increasing our missile capabilities in other fields so that Israel can not sleep well", he was quoted as saying by semi-official ISNA News Agency.

Israel and Iran lurched closer to an all out war in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces allegedly fired rockets into the Golan Heights and Israel responded with some of its heaviest airstrikes in years...

He said Israeli troops remain on "very high alert".


The spokesman said that it would be wrong to relate Kozhin's remarks to Netanyahu's recent visit to Moscow because the interview was given before the visit.

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, the UK, France, China and Russian Federation - plus Germany reached the JCPOA in July 2015 after long negotiations.

It is a pity that the IRGC risks the lives of those Iranians and mercenary Afghans on Syrian bases, who are defenseless against Israeli attacks. Iran also could be wary of military entanglement at a time when it is trying to salvage the worldwide nuclear deal.

Iran's ability to hit back further could be limited.

Israel said Iran has been deploying its allied militias in the area.

Lieberman said Israel was not seeking escalation on the Syrian front.

The Observatory said the attacks killed 23 fighters, including five Syrian soldiers.

The confrontation came two days after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 multinational agreement aimed it curbing Iran's nuclear program.

On Thursday, however, Abolfazl Hassan Beige, a member of the Iranian parliament's national security committee, accused Israel of "lying" about the strikes, going on to deny any Iranian involvement in the alleged missile attack on the Golan Heights.

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