Iran says Israel’s attack on the air base in Syria’s Homs will not go unanswered. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior international affairs advisor to Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said – quote – this crime will not remain without a response. He said that Iran would strongly defend Syria’s territorial integrity and national sovereignty. According to Press TV, Syrian air defense systems shot down five out of eight missiles fired by two Israeli F-15 warplanes from Lebanon. Several people were killed and wounded. On Monday, Damascus said that the attack on Homs would not have been possible with the US support and warned of ‘dangerous repercussions of Israel’s attacks on its territories.
Radio Sputnik discussed Israel’s suspected attack on the air force base in Syria’s Homs with Dr. Nir Boms, a research fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University and the coordinator of the TAU Workshop on Israel and the Middle East.
Lebanon is facing yet another significant event in its turbulent political history, with parliamentary elections one month away. Both domestic and external forces actively seek to influence results in their favor.
To further discuss Lebanon’s challenging future, I’m joined here in the studio by;
1. Lt. Col. Res. Reuven Ben Shalom – Cross-cultural analyst and columnist for the Jerusalem Post
2. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University
3. Prof. Efraim Inbar; President of the Jerusalem Institute for strategic studies