At the end of the call when he was asked if the Iranian drone and the Israeli response meant that war was more imminent, Yadlin responded, "Unlike the last 10 years when the chances for war in the north were close to zero, it is now much higher".
Hailey tied the incident to an attack by pro-Syrian regime forces on US-backed coalition forces last week, accusing "actors", likely a veiled reference to Iran, of engaging in "a risky game of pushing boundaries, instead of behaving responsibly and committing to peace".
"The Assad regime has become a front for Iran, Hezbollah, and their allies to advance the irresponsible and risky agenda for the Middle East", she said.
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Prior to Israel's downing of the Iranian drone and the ensuing strikes in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emanuel Macron and UK Prime Minister Theresa May and instructed them to relay a message to Tehran that Israel will take whatever steps necessary against Iranian aggression.
"I think this again illustrates why Iran's presence in Syria is only destabilizing to the region".
Officially, IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus has issued a "No comment" on the question. "It is clear that they are using Syria as a launchpad for activity against Israel", he said.
The cable tasked the ambassadors with underlining the triple threat posed by Syria, Iran and its Lebanese terror proxy, Hezbollah, and that any provocation by the Islamic Republic could put the whole region into turmoil. On the way back from the mission, an F-16, which had come under Syrian anti-aircraft fire crashed in northern Israel.
Other messages that the Israeli envoys were asked to convey included calls on the worldwide community to pressure Iran to halt its support of the Hezbollah terror group and to prevent the organization from purchasing and manufacturing precision missiles which could be used to target Israel, Channel 10 reported.