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Ya’alon: Iran using sanctions cash to build terror network

Meeting with his Italian counterpart, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon says Israel is worried over Iran taking advantage of chaos in Syria, which he alleges will create a dangerous Shiite belt in the area, and warns that the rest of the world should be worried as well.

Moshe Ya'alon, right, and Roberta Pinotti, center, in Tel Aviv on February 29, 2016. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Moshe Ya’alon, right, and Roberta Pinotti, center, in Tel Aviv on February 29, 2016. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

“This could help Iran continue creating a terror front against us on the Golan Heights,” he tells Roberta Pinotti, according to a statement from his office. “Iran will also continue investing money from lifted sanctions in developing and buying new weapons and building and bolstering a network of terror proxies in the Middle East, Europe and the US to inflame the world in terror.”

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