Saturday, December 3, 2016

Former Israeli Intel Official: Fearing Trump Presidency, Iran To Speed Up Arming Terror Proxies

 TEL AVIV – Fearing Donald Trump’s impending presidency, Iran is accelerating its vision of regional hegemony by bolstering its efforts to arm its Middle East proxies, a former director-general of Israel’s Ministry of International Affairs and Strategy told the Algemeiner Wednesday.
According to IDF Brig. Gen. (res.) Yosef Kuperwasser, Iran is concerned that a Trump administration will obstruct its operations in Syria. Kuperwasser’s remarks came after Arabic-language media reported an Israeli Air Force strike that targeted Lebanon-based terrorist organization Hezbollah near Damascus Tuesday night.
While Kuperwasser would not directly confirm whether or not Tuesday’s strike actually took place, he said that “based on past such cases, there is good reason to believe it did.”
Kuperwasser maintained that a strike at this time would have occurred as the result of intelligence gathered by Israel on specific weapons convoys, the report said. He also noted that the IDF is keeping a close eye on Iran’s proxy Hezbollah, which “has been gaining in strength” while fighting for the Assad regime in Syria. READ MORE