Erdoğan holds surprise meeting with Ahmadinejad to ‘bridge differences’ over Assad crisis
Israel would consider a military option against Syria to ensure that the country’s chemical weapons do not reach the hands of extremists, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.
“Israel will do everything it takes to ensure Syria’s chemical weapons do not fall into the hands of terrorist organizations — and if such a situation arises, then Israel will weigh a military option,” Netanyahu told a group of European ambassadors in Jerusalem.
The prime minister also noted that Iran and Hezbollah have assisted Syrian President Bashar Assad in his 19-month crackdown against opposition groups.
Also on Tuesday, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held surprise talks in Azerbaijan with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on the Syrian uprising, Today’s Zaman reported. The meeting came amid the countries’ growing discord over how to grapple with the escalating Syrian conflict.
Full article: Israel might intervene to prevent Syria’s chemical weapons from falling into wrong hands, PM says (Times of Israel)