A senior Israeli minister says Israel will keep fighting to oust Iranian forces from Syria, even after Russia delivered an advanced air defense system to the country earlier this month. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett discussed Israel’s strategy toward Iran in an exclusive October 8 interview with VOA Persian in Tel Aviv.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo say Saudi leaders have “strongly denied” any involvement in the case of missing Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi, last seen two weeks ago entering Riyadh's consulate in Istanbul. Human rights activists and U.S. lawmakers are urging consequences for Saudi Arabia, if the kingdom's involvement is confirmed. VOA's Diplomatic Correspondent Cindy Saine has more from Washington.