Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Russia: Lavrov says Syrian troops only should control southern border

An Iranian Air Force jet prepares for takeoff on a Syrian base Syrian government vows to fight rebels despite US warning
Leonard Rios | 29 May, 2018, 22:00

The report indicated that Iran used Jordan as a go-between to relay a message to Israel, saying it would not operate in southeastern Syria near the border with Jordan.‎.

Israel and Iran recently used back channels to reach ‎behind-the-scenes understandings over Syrian ‎maneuvers in the southern Golan Heights, Saudi media ‎reported Sunday.‎.

In return, Israel will not try to stop President Assad's forces retaking the rebel-held areas that abut the Golan Heights and the...

The secret agreement was hashed out over the phone between the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. "We believe that there is no place for any Iranian military presence, anywhere in Syria". "Russian Federation has given it room to act against Iran-linked military interests and appears to be more interested in balancing contending fighting coalitions than returning every last piece of territory to the Assad regime's control", the report continues.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also said in remarks to the Knesset on Monday that Iran should be pressured to leave Syria altogether.

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"The Syrian Army has always acted in the interests of the Syrian people and doesn't need permission from America or Trump to eliminate terrorists in any part of the country".

For the negotiations, Iran's ambassador to Jordan, Mostafa Moslehzadeh, stayed in a hotel room with Iranian security personnel next door to a room of senior Israeli security officials, including the deputy head of Mossad, Elaph reported.

Furthermore, they said that Israel made clear to the Iranians they should not become involved in fighting close to the Israel-Syria ceasefire lines in the Golan and the Israel-Jordan border.

Israel has warned it will not tolerate a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria. One participant in the talks reportedly said that "the sides discussed this issue with the Israelis, and arrived at a quick agreement that even surprised the Israeli representatives".

Israel has raised the alarm about Iran's expanding clout in the seven-year conflict, calling on Monday for its arch-foe to be denied any military presence in Syria.

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