United States is not encouraged by Israel to take certain military actions in Syria, despite the Syrian government led by President Bashar al-Assad, proclaiming that they used chemical weapons, said a senior Israeli official. The minister of strategic and intelligence affairs and International Relations Yuval Steinitz, stated that his government saw no contrast between the policies of the American toward Syria and Obama’s governance proclaiming their objective of stopping Iran from having nuclear capability.
Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, the Israeli military intelligence chief said last week that he had evidence that Syrian government used chemical weapons several times in the past month. President Obama stated last summer that using chemical weapons is a “red line” that if abused could make US interfere but officials made clear that they will not take legal actions until further evidence appear. Mr. Steinitz added that latest visits of the US officials including Pres. Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel confirmed the cooperation between the two nations including the issues in Iran. But Israel emphasized that it could handle threats on its own.
Iran says that its nuclear-powered program is not intended for weapons but on energy generation.A past head of Mossad, Meir Dagan, and Israel’s spy agency stated his hesitation about the chemical weapon used in Syria, which he said was limited had been legally approved by Mr. Assad. Consequently, he appreciated America’s warning of interfering. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel’s tactical situations was much better at present then it was several years ago.