December 10, 2012
Israel will act if Syria passes chemical weapons into Hezbollah’s hands, Israeli ambassador to Washington Michael Oren warned on Sunday.
“We have a very clear red line about those weapons passing into the wrong hands,” Oren told Fox News.
“Were those weapons to pass into the wrong hands, into Hezbollah’s hands for example, that would be a game changer for us.” Armed with chemical weapons and a large cache of rockets, Oren said, the terrorist group could kill “thousands of people.”
Syria has one of the world’s largest chemical weapons arsenals, according to Leonard Spector, executive director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies based in Washington. Syria’s arms cache includes “traditional chemical agents, such as mustard, and more modern nerve agents, such as sarin, and possibly persistent nerve agents, such as VX,” he told the BBC on Tuesday.
This article was posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6:31 am