White House on Iran attack:
'Israel has a right to defend itself'

White House press secretary responds to Iranian rocket attack on IDF posts in the Golan Heights.

Elad Benari,

View from Israeli Golan Heights of fighting in Syria (file)
View from Israeli Golan Heights of fighting in Syria (file)
Basel Awidat/Flash 90

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded on Wednesday night to the Iranian rocket attack on IDF posts in the Golan Heights.

“This just further shows that the Iranian regime cannot be trusted. Israel absolutely has a sovereign right to defend itself and we support them in whatever efforts they have in order to defend themselves,” she told Fox News.

“Again, I think this activity and this action is just further demonstration that the Iranian regime cannot be trusted and another good reminder that the president made the right decision to get out of the Iran deal,” added Huckabee Sanders, in a reference to President Donald Trump’s announcement a day earlier that the U.S. was pulling out of the 2015 Iran deal and would reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

Her comments came hours after the Iranian Qods Force fired a barrage of 20 rockets at IDF forward posts on the Golan Heights.

A number of rockets were intercepted by the IDF's Iron Dome aerial defense system. No injuries were reported.

Earlier on Wednesday night, moments before the rocket fire on the Golan, Syrian media reported that Israel had attacked Syrian army posts in the Quneitra area of the Syrian Golan Heights.

One of the reports claimed that, among other things, a post that serves as a base for Hezbollah was attacked.








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