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.