Israel Concerned About Hezbollah, Iran Role In Syria as US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Visits

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US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford with Israeli PM Netanyahu, May 11, 2017

BY ANNA AHRONHEIM
MAY 11, 2017 13:21
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US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford pointed at Iran, Hezbollah and Syria threats during Israel visit and promises US collaboration as the challenges mount in the region.

Iran’s potential role in enforcing the Russian-proposed de-escalation zones in southern Syria has raised concerns for Israel, General Joseph Dunford, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman said on Tuesday during his visit to the country.

Dunford, who was in Israel on his third official visit this week told reporters traveling with him that he discussed issues of mutual concerns in the region with Israeli military officials, including Iran’s influence in the region, Hezbollah’s presence in southern Syria and the presence of the Islamic State group in the tri-border area of Israel, Syria and Jordan.

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