Updated May 10, 2018 - World

White House "strongly supports" Israeli attack on Iranian forces in Syria

An Israeli soldier Thursday morning in the Golan Heights. Photo: Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

The White House has issued a statement of support for Israel after it carried out a large-scale attack on Iranian military installations in Syria. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Iran "bears full responsibility for the consequences" of the rocket barrage on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights that prompted Israel's response.

Why it matters: Things are heating up quickly — all as Iran decides how to proceed internationally and diplomatically following President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. This statement puts the White House firmly behind Israel at a time when tensions with Iran are reaching dangerous heights.

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