The Iranian regime has launched ballistic missiles numerous times since UNSCR 2231 was adopted and continues to do so, Pompeo said.
Hezbollah and the Iranian banks are being sued for a total of $50 million in compensatory damages, plus unspecified punitive damages.
Pompeo: "President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American troops from Syria “in no way changes anything that this administration is working on, alongside Israel."
“It’s not hard to imagine what would have happened if hundreds of Hezbollah operatives had entered [Israel from Lebanon] through underground attack tunnels."
"The victory of the Palestinian people has not meant being able to establish a government in Tel Aviv ..."
Senior Russian commanders on the ground in Syria actually admire the IDF and its aggressive style – as long as the IDF does not shoot down Ilyushin planes, of course.
Here's the troublesome point: Israel has not complained about the American withdrawal from Syria, not publicly, anyway.
Israel is “not prepared to accept the Iranian military entrenchment in Syria which is directed against us."
An arsenal of Iranian Fajr-5 missiles was reportedly being stored in at least one of the weapons warehouses..
An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman on Saturday welcomed President Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria, saying the US military presence in the Middle East fuels insecurity in the region.
Thank you, General Mattis, you are an honorable man and we're so glad we didn't have to get into a fight with you over the boundaries of our homeland.
Even verification of the existence of the cross-border attack tunnels infiltrating Israeli territory -- a direction violation -- was insufficient.
President Trump is, in effect, ceding Syria, the Kurds, and, eventually, Iraq, to Russia and Iran. And he did it without consulting anyone in the Pentagon.
"Iran will step up activity in Southern Syria, which ... could lead to a new and far deadlier Israel-Hezbollah war."
"If Hezbollah will have the arrogance to attack Israel, we will bury it in the rubble of Lebanon."
"As long as the Golan Heights are perceived as being ‘in play’ as part of the ‘occupied territories,’ the illusion that it might someday be captured by Syrian or Iranian forces is perpetuated."
"The time has come for the Security Council to act using all means against the Hezbollah terror infrastructure."
"I estimate that Hezbollah understands that we are well prepared for any attempt on its part to respond."
Israel's response to a Hezbollah offensive, the spokesman warned, would target the southern Beirut suburbs of Dahieh, a Hezbollah stronghold that was attacked by Israel during the 2006 war.
It's also the sound that helped the IDF catch them before any Israeli civilians were killed, as Hezbollah intended.
The alleged attack was later reported to be a false alarm.
Israel may preparing the foundations for a preventive strike against the terror group which has amassed an estimated 150,000 rockets at Israel's border.
Netanyahu asked the ambassadors to condemn the violation of Israeli sovereignty; they toured the area of the exposed tunnel.
Tehran blames the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel for backing these enemies of the regime in order to destabilize Iran.
While the operation has gotten off to a smooth start, the officer warned that the situation remains fragile.