Report: Israel warned attack on Syria won't solve larger issue

New report: Israel told Britain, France, that Syria attacks on chemical weapons facilities won't solve larger issue.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Cyprus, Syria
Cyprus, Syria

In the day preceding the attack on Syria, diplomatic discussions were held between Israel and the US, France, and Britain, Channel 10 reported.

On Thursday evening, a telephone conversation between British National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill and Israeli National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat. On Friday, Ben-Shabbat spoke with French National Security Adviser Philippe Étienne.

Both conversations dealt with the preparations for the upcoming attack on Syria.

Western diplomats told Channel 10 that Ben-Shabbat told Sedwill and Étienne that Israel supports the attack on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons facilities, but emphasized that from Israel's perspective, the larger issue in Syria is Iran's growing influence in the area.

Attacking chemical weapons facilities, Ben-Shabbat emphasized, would not solve the main issue.