Press TV has conducted an interview with Kamel Wazne, political analyst, about Israel's new strike on Syria. What follows is an approximate transcription of the interview.
How should we react to this continuous Israeli involvement in the Syrian crisis?
Well we have to look at the circumstances. These attacks are coming from the Israelis. We have been seeing a military operation by the Syrian major advancement and liberation of lands being occupied by the opposition.
I think the Israelis came to the rescue of the Syrian opposition, came to the rescue of al-Qaeda and seem they want to enter and fight on the opposition side.
This is not a new thing. Now the Israelis which actually have been participating in the war against President Bashar al-Assad through its operation that located in Turkey, there were talks that the MOSSAD actually there in an operational room with the CIA. Now we see the Israelis enter directly on the attack against what supposed to be classified as selective target.
I think the army of President Bashar al-Assad has [been] actually gaining the ground and the sentiment is actually on the side of the Syrian Army. Somebody wants to change the tone and calculates and the media attention on the achievement of the President of Syria and this is actually, it will have a repercussion.
The Israelis will pay in my estimate, in my analysis a heavy price for their direct attack against a sovereign country. What we see is a violation of international [law] and I think the UN should take a stand on what is taking place on this attack.
Well you know Mr. Wazne, we are getting breaking news now that Iran has essentially said that, you know the Defense Minister of Iran has said that this attack on Syria was a sign of Israel’s desperation and also the fact that you know, this could not have gone ahead without the US giving its green light as well.
So let’s talk about US involvement then. Why would Washington want to be using Tel Aviv in Syria?
Well actually that statement is very much on the mark and that basically speaks to the testament of the major achievement of the Syria Army and the resolve of the President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad. He actually calculated very well, he launched an attack on this opposition; he wanted to drive those terrorists away from his country.
I think the Israelis actually sometimes they work on their own decision and sometimes they work on with the American help. We know that in two days it is going to be a major meeting between the Foreign Minister of United States and his counterpart from Russia. They want to look for a political solution for the situation in Syria.
I think today the President of Syria [is] actually making that equation very easy for the Russians on the ground because ultimately the decision rest with people who actually gain half control of the ground and I think the President of Syria had proved that the Syrian Army are determined, capable and can operate in a short notice.
And I think the Americans, if they want to feel they can put a lot of pressure on the Syrian side to get leeway in that negotiation, that will take a place between seven and eight of this month, they are mistaken because I think the Syrian Army and the President of Syria are determined to gain the upper hand and to drive all these terrorists away from these cities and towns that have been occupied by them for very long time.