Israel threatens to strike Iranian military targets in Syria
"The accord concluded by (Syrian President) Bashar al-Assad and Iran constitutes a test for Israel: Our response will be loud and clear," Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said on Israeli public radio.
Iran´s military attache to Damascus said Tuesday that his country´s military advisers would remain in Syria under the defence agreement signed the previous day.
"Support for Syria´s territorial integrity and the independence of Syrian sovereignty were also emphasised in the agreement," Brigadier-General Abolghasem Alinejad said.
Tehran has provided steady political, financial and military backing to Assad as he has fought back against a seven-year uprising.
Israel has sought to avoid direct involvement in the conflict but acknowledges carrying out dozens of air strikes in Syria to stop what it says are deliveries of advanced weaponry to its Lebanese enemy Hezbollah.