Meridor: Assad ouster would be a major blow to Iran

August 7, 2012 15:27

Despite uncertainty about who will replace Syrian President Bashar Assad, Israel supports regime change in Syria, Intelligence Agencies Minister Dan Meridor said on Tuesday.

"I am not going to try to calculate when Assad's end will come, but when it happens, Iran's biggest ally will be gone," Meridor explained. "It will be a major blow to the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah axis."

"I hope it will happen, even though I don't know when or how," the minister said.

Speaking to Army Radio, Meridor added that it the state of the northern border will depend on "what kind of Syria" will come after its current president is deposed.

"I hope the new Syria will understand that joining Iran is a mistake that brings isolation from the Western world," Meridor said.

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