PM: Syrian chemical weapons danger to entire Middle East

January 7, 2013 14:25

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Monday reiterated his concern over Syrian chemical weapons, stating they not only pose a threat to the civilians in Syria, and to Israel, but to the entire region.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday at the Inbal Hotel in Jerusalem, the prime minister said: "Chemical weapons not only endanger civilians in Syria, but also other parties in the Middle East, burdening the entire region as well as the United States and Russia."

Netanyahu added that Israel is closely monitoring the situation, and is in communication with various governments, including the US and Russia in order to "prevent the chemical weapons reaching terrorist hands."

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