Syrian FM: ‘All options on the table’ to retake Golan from Israel

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US slammed at UN Security Council for recognizing Golan as Israeli

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, UN peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. .(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, UN peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria’s Quneitra province at an observation point on Mt. Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria. .(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

The other 14 members at open meeting support Syria’s sovereignty over strategic plateau and oppose Israel’s control of it

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Iranian air chief: ‘We’re ready for the decisive war that will destroy Israel’

Iranian army troops march during a parade marking National Army Day in front of the mausoleum of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

IDF says attack on Hermon with Iranian rocket, which prompted Israeli airstrikes on Iranian installations, was planned ‘months ago’ and approved by Syria

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Moscow rejects notion of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint news conference with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem in Moscow, Russia, August 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint news conference with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem in Moscow, Russia, August 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Two days after Netanyahu said Putin understands the territory’s importance for Israel, Russian FM says any change of status would violate UN resolution

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launches missiles into Syria over parade attack

In this photo released on Oct. 1, 2018, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, missiles are fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria (Sepahnews via AP)

In this photo released on Oct. 1, 2018, by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, missiles are fired from city of Kermanshah in western Iran targeting the Islamic State group in Syria (Sepahnews via AP)

Drones also assault Syrian territory; state TV says missiles bear slogans ‘Death to America, Death to Israel, Death to Al Saud,’ referring to Saudi Arabia’s rulers

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In apparent about-turn, Russian embassy tears into Israel for downing of plane

The Russian Embassy on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv. (Google maps)

The Russian Embassy on Hayarkon Street in Tel Aviv. (Google maps)

Diplomatic mission blames ‘irresponsible and unfriendly actions’ of IAF for Syrian air defenses’ deadly targeting of aircraft

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Raised Israel-Russia tension is not the only troubling aspect of strike in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad inspects the Russian Hmeimim air base in the province of Latakia, Syria, June 27, 2017 (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

Syrian President Bashar Assad inspects the Russian Hmeimim air base in the province of Latakia, Syria, June 27, 2017 (Syrian Presidency via AP, File)

The Latakia area is normally considered off-limits by Israel. The target of Monday’s attack there, which led to Syria’s downing of a Russian plane, must have been highly important

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