Israel is increasingly concerned that Damascus’s stockpile of chemical weapons
could “become a part of the Syrian crisis,” a government official said Monday,
explaining comments on the matter Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made prior
to meeting visiting Republican senator-elect Ted Cruz from Texas.
Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement following the meeting, underlining
the chemical weapons issue.
According to the statement, Netanyahu told
Cruz – on his first visit to Israel – that Washington and Jerusalem share not
only common values, but also common dangers.
“One of these dangers is the
unfolding events in Syria,” he said. “We’re monitoring very closely the
possibility of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.