Ya’alon: Middle East situation in certain respects is third world war

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon paid a working visit to neighboring Cyprus on Wednesday as the guest of Cypriot Defense Minister Christoforos Fokaides. During the visit, Ya’alon issued a stark warning about Iran’s regional aggression, adding that Tehran is constantly seeking to arm Hezbollah, and that Cypriot security forces have in the past year foiled an Iranian-Hezbollah attempt to set up terror cells on the island.

He also described the chaos in Syria and the region as a kind of a third world war in which cultures and powers are clashing.

The two defense ministers signed a Status of Force Agreement to deepen cooperation between the IDF and the Cypriot military, and discussed bilateral defense cooperation.

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