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Syria's chemical weapons concern Israel


Hezbollah, listed as a terrorist organization by the United States and other governments, recently set up a number of bases near chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, possibly in preparation to transfer them to Lebanon, said Monday.

Ynetnews, however, didn't give the source of its information.

Syrian President Bashar Assad's stockpile of chemical weapons is considered to be the largest in the world, the Israeli website said, noting Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has conducted a number of security assessments on the issue.

Netanyahu recently dispatched national security adviser Yaakov Amidror to Moscow to discuss the issue and steps to be taken to prevent Assad's weapons arsenal from falling into the wrong hands, Maariv said. Amidror's visit was apparently coordinated with the United States, the newspaper said.