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Israel to Bulgaria: Syria Could Cause 'Regional Earthquake'

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Bulgaria's President Monday the Syrian crisis may soon cause a “regional earthquake.”
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 10/22/2012, 6:09 PM

FM Avigdor Lieberman, President of Bulgaria
FM Avigdor Lieberman, President of Bulgaria
Israel news photo: Yossi Zamir

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev Monday the Syrian crisis may soon cause a “regional earthquake” if it is not resolved.

Lieberman warned the Bulgarian president and his Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nickolay Mladenov, that violence from the Syrian civil war is spilling over into neighboring countries.


He added that the crisis is affecting the stability of the region in a manner that is liable to cause a major upheaval if it is not soon resolved.

The Israeli and Bulgarian officials met Monday in Jerusalem to discuss the strengthening of bilateral relations and cooperation between the two nations. They also discussed a framework for regional cooperation that would include additional countries.

Lieberman told Plevneliev that the events of the past few days in Lebanon, and yesterday's attempted terrorist attack in Jordan, as well as other regional events were all results of the Syrian civil war.

The foreign minister added that if the crisis is not resolved shortly he believes these “secondary shockwaves” are likely to become “a huge regional earthquake.”