Israel will not allow Iran to entrench in Iraq, Israeli army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Wednesday.
Speaking at a conference in Herzliya, Kochavi accused Iran’s Quds Force of moving weapons into Iraq on a monthly basis, according to Yedioth Aharonoth newspaper.
“Advanced weapons are being smuggled by the Quds Force in Iraq on a daily basis and we can’t allow that,” he said.
“Iraq is undergoing a civil war, where the Quds Force is operating on a daily basis, where the country itself has turned into an ungoverned area.”
Kochavi’s remarks are the first