Any agreement in Syria must include a halt to Iran’s aggression toward Israel from Syrian territory.
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Advisor)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the following remarks at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting (Sunday, 28 February 2016):
"We welcome the efforts to achieve a stable, long-term and genuine ceasefire in Syria. Anything that stops the terrible killing there is important especially from a humanitarian standpoint.
But it must be clear at the same time that any agreement in Syria must include a halt to Iran’s aggression toward Israel from Syrian territory. We will not agree to the supply of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah from Syria and Lebanon. We will not agree to the creation of a second terror front on the Golan Heights. These are the red lines that we have set and they remain the red lines of the State of Israel."