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Liberman: We won’t allow Iran to establish itself in Syria, whatever the cost

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman suggests he does not know who attacked Iranian forces at the T4 base in Syria yesterday, but says Israel won’t allow Iranian entrenchment in its northern neighbor “whatever the cost.”

“I do not know what happened there or who attacked,” Liberman says at an event in Katzrin, on the Golan Heights. “I know one thing for certain — we won’t allow Iran to establish itself in Syria, whatever the cost. We have no choice. To agree to Iranian entrenchment in Syria is to agree to the Iranians laying a chokehold on our neck. We won’t allow it.”

He adds: “We are seeing more and more efforts by Iran to establish itself in Syria. It’s not planning to build a cultural center there, or a museum,” he quips.

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