Citing its commitment to making the world a safer place to live, Israel today made a statement of its support to the efforts of the United States to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons.
In his remarks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel as an ally of US has been closely following and supports the ongoing efforts to rid Syria of its chemical weapons.
He points out the Syrian regime must be stripped all its chemical weapons, and that would make the entire region a lot safer.
The world needs to ensure that radical regimes don’t have weapons of mass destruction, he stressed.
Prime Minister Netanyahu believes that if rogue regimes like Syria have weapons of mass destruction, they will use them.
Impact On Syrian Regime’s Patron – Iran
According to Prime Minister Netanyahu, the determination the international community shows regarding Syria will have a direct impact on the Syrian regime’s patron, Iran.
He notes that Iran must understand the consequences of its continual defiance of the international community by its pursuit towards nuclear weapons.
He says what the past few days have showed is something that he has been saying that if diplomacy has any chance to work, it must be coupled with a credible military threat.
“What is true of Iran or what is true of Syria is true of Iran, and by the way, vice versa.” – Prime Minister Netanyahu
Syrian regime found guilty of using chemical weapons
The US revealed that through blood and hair samples that have come discovered through an appropriate chain of custody from east Damascus, from first responders, it has tested positive for the signature of sarin.
The US believes that the regime ordered this attack on August 21, many know they prepared for it, many know where the rockets came from, many know where they landed.
Reports say at least 1,300 people have been killed in the nerve gas attack on Syria’s Ghouta region on August 21.