In the wake of the reported Israeli strike in Syria, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Wednesday Israel is making efforts to bar weapons of mass destruction from being smuggled from Syria to Hezbollah.

During a meeting with the European Union envoys in Israel on Wednesday to discuss Middle Eastern affairs, Lieberman said that “we are first and foremost making efforts to maintain the security of our citizens and protect our sovereignty, and trying to prevent the smuggling of sophisticated weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction from Syria to Hezbollah.”

Lieberman said that while Israel has no intention of intervening in the civil war in Syria, his position is that “the Iranians and [Syrian President Bashar] Assad must be out” regardless of what resolution is reached to end the conflict there. […]