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Netanyahu Urges Iran To “Get Out Of Syria Fast”

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on during a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and Defence Minister Ehud Barak (not pictured), on November 21, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. An official ceasfire started at 9pm local time between Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement after eight days of conflict resulting in the deaths of over 140 Palestinians, five Israelis and many hundreds injured. (Photo by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday urged Iran to “get out of Syria fast’’, local media reported.

“I’m telling you, get out of there fast. We won’t stop attacking,” Netanyahu said during a ceremony, in which he appointed Aviv Kochavi as the new military Chief of Staff.

He, however dismissed as “a lie” the earlier remarks of Hassan Firouzabadi, a senior military advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, who said Iranian “military advisers” will stay in Syria to defeat terrorists.

He also rejected a comment made earlier in the day by Iranian Communications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi on Tehran’s failed attempt to place a satellite into orbit.

“They are lying now that they supposedly send an innocent satellite into space, but actually they want to achieve the first stage of an intercontinental missile, contrary to all international agreements.

“Iran and its proxy, namely the Lebanon-based Shiite military of Hezbollah, are Israel’s main enemies.

“We promise to hand a crushing punch against both close and distant enemies,’’ he said, adding that in the upcoming decade, Israel will complete build fences across all its borders.

On Sunday, Netanyahu confirmed that Israel had attacked multiple Iranian sites in Syria over the weekend, in a rare public acknowledgment of such airstrikes.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria over the past years, saying the attacks aimed at Iranian military sites and weapon convoys to Hezbollah. (Xinhua/NAN)


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