Pence thanks Netanyahu ‘for Israel’s strong support for the American action in Syria’

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed support for the U.S. missile strike in Syria, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called the Israeli leader and thanked him on behalf of the U.S. president. During the conversation, Netanyahu “reiterated the need to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons.”

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Many world leaders have expressed support for the U.S. missile strike in Syria, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Friday evening, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called Netanyahu and thanked him in the name of U.S. President Donald Trump “for Israel’s strong support for the American action in Syria.”

During the conversation, Pence updated Netanyahu on the details of the attack and its results while Netanyahu “reiterated the need to prevent the spread and use of chemical weapons.”

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Earlier today, hours after the U.S. attacked the Syrian airbase from which Tuesday’s deadly chemical attack in Idlib was launched, Netanyahu welcomed Trump’s decision to authorize the military action: “In both word and action, President Trump sent a strong and clear message today that the use and spread of chemical weapons will not be tolerated. Israel fully supports President Trump’s decision and hopes that this message of resolve in the face of the Assad regime’s horrific actions will resonate not only in Damascus, but in Tehran, Pyongyang and elsewhere.”

Israel’s support for the U.S. missile strike comes after Netanyahu strongly condemned the chemical attack in Syria, which claimed the lives of over a hundred people. “When I saw pictures of babies suffocating from a chemical attack in Syria, I was shocked and outraged,” Netanyahu said after the attack. “There’s no, none, no excuse whatsoever for the deliberate attacks on civilians and on children, especially with cruel and outlawed chemical weapons. I call on the international community to fulfill its obligation from 2013 to fully and finally remove these horrible weapons from Syria.”



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