The Israeli defense Minister Moshe ya’alon participated in the held in Munich International conference on security issues. The situation in Syria became one of the major discussed questions.
Ya’alon remarks aroused great interest. The defense Minister reiterated that Israel does not intend to intervene in the Syrian conflict. «However, we have clear boundaries, breaches of which we will not allow. No one can threaten the sovereignty,» he said.
The defense Minister noted that the crisis provided an opportunity for strategic cooperation with Sunni Arab States, primarily in the Persian Gulf and North Africa. He stressed that these contacts are held in secret.
The Minister did not hide the pessimism concerning the future structure of Syria. According to him, the state will disintegrate into various enclaves, for example, Levitski and Kurdish. «You can cook scrambled eggs, but not eggs scrambled eggs,» added ya’alon.
To the surprise of those present, Israeli politician exchanged a warm handshake with a Saudi Prince Turki al-Faisal. A member of the Royal family for many years was one of the key figures in the defence establishment of Saudi Arabia, occupying the posts of Ambassador to U.S. and head of intelligence.