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There’s a price to be paid for threatening Israel’ – defense minister warns Iran as tensions flare

There’s a price to be paid for threatening Israel’ – defense minister warns Iran as tensions flare

The main concern brought up by the Israeli and American intelligence communities is that these weapon systems might be used by the Assad regime or the Iranian forces in Syria against Israel.

According to a senior USA government official, Iran has delivered advanced weapon systems to Syria, a CNN report states.

Since intervening in Syria's civil war on behalf of President Bashar Assad in 2015, Russian Federation has generally turned a blind eye to Israeli air strikes there against suspected arms transfers and deployments by his Iranian and Hezbollah allies.

During a Syrian counterattack against the Israeli jets, one F-16 was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed in a field in northern Israel after the pilot and navigator ejected from it. While Tehran sees Israel as its biggest enemy, the Jewish state insists Iran must be prevented from attaining a nuclear arsenal.

The agreement allowed Iran to pursue a nuclear energy program - for strictly civilian use - in return for the lifting of longstanding western sanctions. Weapon system supply to the Syrian transport aircraft.

Over time, the IRGC began setting up its own facilities on Syrian military bases and air fields.

The latest limited clash between Israel and Syria comes in the wake of a threat against Israel by Iran, the patron of Syria's ruler Bashar al-Assad.

But Russia was quick to blame Israel for an April 9 raid that killed seven Iranian military personnel, and which came as the United States, France and Britain faced off with Damascus and Moscow over an alleged gas attack on a Syrian rebel area. In February, an Iranian drone flying out of the T4 base was shot down by Israel. According to Ali Shamkhani, the Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, "there will definitely be a punishment of the aggressor, but naturally, the time, place and quality of the response to this vicious act depends on the Islamic Republic's will and choice".

Israel did not initially comment on the attack.

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