Netanyahu's Offer to Send Aid to Iran, Iraq Quake Victims Turned Down

Kristopher Drake
November 16, 2017

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu anounced his country has offered the International Committee of the Red Cross "medical assistance for the Iraqi and Iranian victims" of this week's natural disaster.

The issue of the Iranian military presence on the Israeli borders received additional boost last week after Jordan, Russia and the United States signed a memorandum, stipulating withdrawal of foreign forces from south-western Syria.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has made it clear to the USA and Russian Federation that Israel will continue with its operations in Syria.

"I just saw the pictures of the destruction in Iran and Iraq from this week's quake".

"I've said many times that we have no quarrel with the people of Iran", he added.

An official in the prime minister's office later said that the offer was immediately rejected.

Israel regards Iran as its number one threat over its curtailed, but existing nuclear program, hostile rhetoric and support offered to anti-Israel forces throughout the Middle East. Israel continues to be a light unto the nations and this is what I am proud of. Officials have pushed for assurances from the global community that any Iranian-backed forces remain far from Israel's border.

According to The Times of Israel, Tehran rebuffed an Israeli aid offer after an quake in 2003 hit the southeastern Iranian city of Bam, killing more than 26,000.

"Netanyahu's offer of assistance to those impacted by the natural disaster in Iran and Iraq was the right thing to do".

These statements came after the US, Russia and Jordan negotiated the deal designed to reach a new cease-fire agreement in southern Syria that will create a "de-escalation zone" adjacent to Israel's border, where Iran and Hezbollah, its terror proxy, will not be allowed to establish themselves.

"Any agreement or policy that allows Iran to station forces on or near Israel and Jordan's border does not serve U.S. interests".

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