Ashkenazi Says Syria Sunni Govt. Won't Have Warm Ties with Hizbullah, Iran
Israel's former army chief Gabi Ashkenazi said Thursday that no Sunni-led government will ever go as far with Iran and Hizbullah as Syrian President Bashar Assad did.
During the conference, which was organized by the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv University, the former army chief said that “there were vast and untrue estimates stating that the primary country equipping Hizbullah with weapons is Iran, while the truth was that Syria is equipping Hizbullah.”
Syria has been witnessing an unprecedented uprising against the regime, which has killed more than 5,400 people according to the U.N., and tens of thousands have been detained according to the Syrian opposition.
Hizbullah has voiced its support for the regime and claimed that Syria was being faced with an international "conspiracy."
Ashkenazi stated: “It is possible that a non-effective regime might be established in Syria, or a civil war might erupt, or it would be a failed state, and this would put us in front of a difficult challenge.”
“Contrary to Egypt, the Syrian army is fighting for its life,” he continued.