Rockets strike Golan Heights after Israel PM visit as Bibi talks tough on Iran
Two rockets from Syria landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, striking the territory shortly after a Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's secret visit to the area was reported, according to Agence France Presse.
"Two rockets fire from Syria struck the central Golan without causing injuries or damage," a spokeswoman from the Israeli military told AFP.
Since the onset of the Syrian crisis, rockets have frequently landed in the annexed territory, which has prompted "occasional armed responses" from Israel.
Netanyahu was allegedly touring the territory with Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon and army chief Lieutenant General Benny Gantz near the ceasefire line with Syria when the rockets landed.
Bibi used his secret visit as an opportunity to "lash out at Iran," linking Tehran to the continued crisis in Syria as another round of nuclear talks between Iranian leadership and world powers commenced in Vienna Tuesday.
"On the day when talks between the major powers and Iran are being opened in Vienna, it is important that the world sees the pictures from this place, which divides the good that is in the world from the bad. Iran is arming those who are carrying out the slaughter [in Syria]. All of the children who have been injured, to say nothing of those who have been killed, were injured as a result of Iran's arming, financing and training of [the regime of President Bashar Assad]," said Netanyahu.
The nuclear talks follow November's landmark deal that calls for Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for the easing of sanctions from Western powers. The current round of talks are set to focus on drafting the practical timeline for the legitimate implementation of the deal.
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