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Kara: All of Assad's Officers Were Trained in Iran

Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara warns of the dangerous connection between Syria's Assad, Iran and Hizbullah.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 6/11/2012, 5:44 AM

MK Ayoub Kara
MK Ayoub Kara
Yoni Kempinski

Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara spoke to Arutz Sheva on Sunday about the deteriorating situation in Syria and about the close ties between Syrian President Bashar Assad, Iran and the Hizbullah terror group.

Kara spoke following remarks by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who said on Sunday that the “face of the evil axis” of Iran, Syria and Hizbullah” has been bared for the world to see with whom Israel is living” as neighbors.

He said that while the Syrian-Iranian connection has been well-known for a long time, it now turns out now that there is not one Syrian representative who was not educated and trained in Tehran.

Kara told Arutz Sheva that all the Syrian officers are currently connected to Iran, so that even if Assad chooses to renounce Iran, the issue is no longer in his hands.

“Assad is the last remaining supporter of the Ayatollah regime,” he said, adding that “those who are slashing the throats of Syrian babies are members of Hizbullah.”

As for the suspected use of chemical weapons and other unconventional weapons against the rebels in Syria, Kara said he received several videos that were taken in Syria and which prove that the killing was not done using light weapons. In one of the videos, he said, bloated bodies can be seen, indicating the use of hard chemicals.

Kara also said he has seen a number of videos in which “black clouds appear while the sun is shining.” These clouds were seen over a village, which in later photographs appeared entirely deserted, even of vegetation. “This must be a result of chemical or other weapons,” he said.

He noted that Israel does not want to be seen as taking sides in the conflict but, being part of the free world, it feels compelled to act to rescue the beleaguered citizens. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Kara said that Israel is working to spread the information and evidence it has received in different ways, some of which cannot be detailed.

Kara explained his comments on Saturday, when he said that Israel would be willing to help treat casualties from the ongoing fighting in Syria. He said that the idea is to bring the casualties to Israel in order to examine what materials were used against them by Assad's forces.