US: Israel has all the right to defend itself

Feb 12, 2018, 05:26 IST | Agencies

The US administration supports the Israeli action against Iranian targets in Syria

Fire billowing from the scene of shelling by rebel forces in Damascus on Friday. Pic/AFP
Fire billowing from the scene of shelling by rebel forces in Damascus on Friday. Pic/AFP

The Trump administration has come out in strong support of the Israeli action against Iranian targets in Syria, saying the US backs its "staunch" ally's right to "defend" itself. The Israeli military on Saturday shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country before launching a "large-scale attack" on Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria.

Israel called it a "severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty" and warned of further action against the Iranian aggression. The White House came out in support of Israel, warning Iran to cease its provocative actions.

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