Danon shows UNSC image of Iranian base used to train militants in Syria

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon presented an aerial image of an Iranian base in Syria to the UN Security Council on Thursday. According to Danon, that base is “Iran’s central induction and recruitment center in Syria.”
The image presented to the UNSC Photo Credit: Danny Danon

While addressing the UN Security Council on Thursday, Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon presented an aerial image of an Iranian base in Syria that is being used to recruit and train militants. “There are over 80,000 extremists from all over the Middle East who are members of Shia militias in Syria under Iranian control,” Danon told the council.

The Israeli ambassador claimed that the base is used as “Iran’s central induction and recruitment center in Syria.” According to Danon, the facility, which is located near Damascus, is where “dangerous extremists are trained and then assigned their missions of terror throughout Syria and the region.”

During his address, Danon also commented on US President Donald Trump’s upcoming announcement about the Iranian nuclear deal. “All the signatories of this agreement must now make a choice: Do you support these necessary changes? Or, will you choose to enable the Iranian regime that supports terror and is attempting to take over the Middle East?” Danon stated.

Danon concluded his speech by commenting on the violent clashes along Israel’s border with Gaza, which have been a weekly occurrence since the end of March. Israel’s representative to the international body slammed Hamas, accusing the terrorist group of using women and children as human shields. “It is Hamas that is fully responsible for every Palestinian injury and death that has resulted from these incidents,” he added.

“Israel has an obligation to protect our citizens and we will do so while minimizing civilian casualties to the other side but let me be clear: Israel will never apologize for defending our country,” he stressed.



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