Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman called "the main absurdity of the year" the fact that Syrian President Bashar Assad wins the war, and called on the US to "more active presence on the Syrian arena."
"Since the Second World War, I do not recall such a bloody, so brutal war. In spite of everything, Assad wins in it. I can see how he was lined up with a long international line, including Western countries, of moderate Sunnis. Unexpectedly, everyone wants to get closer to him, "Lieberman said in an interview with Walla's news website.
He admitted that the Israelis, who are trying not to let Iran establish themselves on the northern borders of the Jewish state and break through the "Shiite corridor" to the Mediterranean, find it difficult to deal with the situation on the "northern arena" where "Russians, Iranians," and also the Turks and Hezbollah (pro-Iranian movement of the Lebanese Shiites). "
"We hope that the United States will become more active both in the Syrian arena and in the Middle East as a whole," Lieberman called.