Syria or Iran ?
At the beginning of the last war French President Jacques Chirac delivered a secret message to Israel assuring Israeli leadership of full French support in case Israel invades Syria and topples the Alawite regime. This is what former Israeli ambassador to France Nissim Zvilli told Army Radio in an interview broadcast last Sunday.
"President Chirac saw Syria as directly responsible for the attempt to undermine the Lebanese regime," he (the embassador NB) said. "He saw them as directly responsible for the murder of [former Lebanese prime minister] Rafik Hariri and directly responsible for arming Hizbullah. Likewise, he saw Syria as the one giving Hizbullah orders on how to operate."
"Former prime minister Ariel Sharon had explained to the French in the past that Iran is the main one responsible for Hizbullah's armament in Lebanon..."
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