Israeli warplanes (two F-16s and one F-15) flying in formation (file photo)
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:28PM GMT
Israel has the biggest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction in the region and is the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
Israel has once again warned the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of possible strikes.
“If provocations by the Syrian government continue, Israel will have no choice but to respond accordingly,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor said during a UN Security Council meeting about the Middle East on Tuesday.
Prosor repeated Western allegations that Syria possessed chemical weapons and that Israel could not tolerate it.
“I have said it before and I’ll say it again, Assad has chemical weapons,” he said.
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