German Chancellor tells Israeli TV Germany is working to ensure Iranian forces don’t get “too close to the Golan Heights.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that Iran’s policy in Syria is a threat to Israel and that Germany is working to ensure Iranian forces don’t get “too close to the Golan Heights.”
She made the comments in an interview with Kan 11 News.
“I believe that it is important and reasonable for Israel to represent its security interests, and the situation in Syria is naturally also very threatening for Israel,” Merkel said.
Merkel added that she had spoken with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the issue of Iranian forces near the Golan Heights as it clearly worries Israel.
Her comments follow week’s Israeli air strikes on Iranian targets in Damascus, which came in retaliation for the launching of a surface-to-surface rocket by Iranian Quds toward the northern Golan Heights.