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Israel concerned by lack of U.S. action to counter Iran in Syria

Trump and Netanyahu at the White House last February. Photo: Shealah D. Craighead

Israel is concerned by what it sees as a policy difference with the U.S. on countering Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, officials say. The issue is going to be discussed again in the White House meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Trump on Monday.

The bottom line: A senior Israeli official who deals with the Iranian activity in Syria told me the U.S. is not doing enough to help counter Iranian entrenchment. He added that there is a big gap between the American rhetoric against Iran and the action.

"It is comfortable for the Americans to let us be their sub-contractor against Iran in Syria. We are very worried", the official told me.