Hezbollah Declares Victory in Syria and the Future of the Iran Deal
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
Debrief with Nurit Ben / i24News
September 12, 2017
President Trump promises a hard line on Iran but also says ISIS is the only U.S. priority in Syria. How do those two policies line up? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Dr. Ely Karmon of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel on i24News "Debrief" with Nurit Ben. They discuss Hezbollah's recent declaration of victory in Syria and reaffirm the reality that Hezbollah is a part of Iran--not merely a proxy. Brodsky explains that there is no plan yet from the Trump administration to push back kinetically or otherwise against Iran in Syria. Therefore, it may well be up to Israel to establish its new red lines in Syria. They also expand on the significance of the recent Israeli strike north of Hama in Syria against a weapons facility believed to be involved in chemical weapons. Brodsky also previews the likely path President Trump will take on the nuclear deal with Iran when certification time comes up again on October 15.