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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem, March 2019

US Secretary Mike Pompeo expressed the Trump administration’s support for Israel’s right to self-defense on Sunday in response to threats posed by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Pompeo spoke with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the day about the recent IAF air strikes in Syria against Iranian military targets across from Israel’s northern border.


Netanyahu told Pomeo that Israel would strike IRGC targets threatening Israel, according to a statement issued by State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.

“The Secretary and the Prime Minister discussed how Iran is leveraging its foothold in Syria to threaten Israel and its neighbors,” Ortagus said. “The Prime Minister noted that Israel would strike IRGC targets threatening Israel, wherever they are located.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.