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Tel Aviv- A high-ranking Israeli delegation in talks with the US National Security Council (NSC) is attempting to persuade the Americans with the necessity to having a different stance from the Iranian file, to study Tehran’s plans in the Arab region and take necessary steps to stop them, sources in Tel Aviv said.

Israel believes that US President Donald Trump isn’t heeding the Iranian file, especially that Tehran is busy in the war against ISIS, the sources stated.

“There is evidence that the Iranian regime seeks to impose sectarian Shii’te dominance in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Gaza Strip and Yemen, and also has a role in Egypt and Jordan,” the sources added, affirming that this dominance will be faced with a stern Sunni reaction.

According to the sources, the number of Sunni refugees from Syria is mounting and there is a risk of sectarian war escalation. This can destabilize the region and ruin any positive outcomes from the battle against ISIS.

Reliable sources stated that the Trump administration is currently resuming the transformation that had been started by Obama by halting support to Syrian opposition groups.

At the end of July, The Washington Post newspaper revealed that the president has decided to stop the program of providing rebels with arms, and this is a logical decision because the US intelligence wasn’t certain that the arms wouldn’t reach the wrong people or lead to the killing of pro-regime civilians.