Obama administration ‘fully supportive’ of Israeli airstrikes on Syria

The Obama administration is fully supportive of Israeli airstrikes on Syria, US officials told NBC News. Israel has reportedly carried out a second airstrike on Syria in two days.

In a Sunday statement, Syria’s information minister said that those who infringe on Syria’s sovereignty must “study their choices carefully.” He said that Israel has “proved its link to terrorist groups.”

Omran al-Zoabi added that it is Damascus’ duty to “protect the state from any domestic or foreign attack through all available means.”

The minister’s comments came after an emergency cabinet meeting organized to respond to what a Western source called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Reuters reported.