"We have a very clear red line about those weapons passing into the wrong hands," Oren told Fox News.
"Were those weapons to pass into the wrong hands, into Hezbollah's hands
for example, that would be a game changer for us." Armed with chemical
weapons and a large cache of rockets, Oren said, the terrorist group
could kill "thousands of people."
The Israeli red lines differ from those set by US President Barack
Obama, who issued a warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday
not to use such weapons against opposition forces.
"The use of
chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable and if you make
the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences
and you will be held accountable," Obama said.
cooperation between Israel and the US on the issue, Oren said "We
support the (US) president's red lines as well."
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