According to Goldberg, the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, asked Jordan two times in the last months for permission to attack these warehouses.
However, according to U.S. officials, Jordan refused to give permission and said that this is not the right time for such an attack.
Israel can attack Syria’s chemical weapons warehouses without Jordan’s permission, but the Israeli Government fears the consequences such an attach might have regionally.
“Information sources told me that Israeli drones are surveying the border between Jordan and Syria. Furthermore, Syria’s chemical arsenal is watched by U.S. recon planes” Jeffrey Goldberg also said.
Hillary Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State, warned the Bashar Al-Assad regime about using chemical weapons on the Syrian people. ” There is a red line for the United States” Clinton said. “Again, we’re warning the Al-Assad regime not to launch chemical attacks. What happens in Syria is tragic”.
The Syria conflict started in March of 2011, and, until now, more than 42,000 people lost their lives.