Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

US, Russia, Jordan Agreement Permits Iranian Positions 3 Miles from Israeli Border

US, Russia, Jordan Agreement Permits Iranian Positions 3 Miles from Israeli Border

The presence of Iran in Syria is legitimate, Lavrov was quoted as saying by another agency, Interfax.

Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russian Federation try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

"If you look at who is the greatest danger, it's just the wards of the United States, various foreign terrorists, militants who are attached to those groups of armed opposition that the USA supports", Lavrov said.

Israel media published on Monday that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot traveled secretly to Brussels and convened with US General Curtis Scaparrotti to discuss Iranian acts in the Middle East, generally, and Syria, specifically.

As the Russian-Iranian strategic partnership has deepened over the a year ago, Lavrov has sought to play down the potential for a wider regional war arising from Tehran's role in Syria.

Describing Israel's security policy as the "right combination of firmness and responsibility", Netanyahu said Monday that he has "informed our friends in Washington and our friends in Moscow that we will operate in Syria, including southern Syria, in accordance with our understanding and in accordance with our security needs".


In televised remarks opening Israel's weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not speak about the new U.S.

According to reports, the deal applies to Iranian proxies fighting on behalf of Assad's regime, which would be required to leave the border area and eventually Syria.

For this, the secret meeting was interpreted as an Israeli concern from the trio-agreement among Russia, UK and Jordan on cease-fire in south Syria.

But, according to Reuters, Israel signaled on Sunday that it would continue to attack inside Syrian territory to block Iranian satellite forces at its door, no matter what the super powers are ready to sacrifice to reach a ceasefire in southern Syria.

According to the minister, Russian Federation and the United States discussed in detail only mechanisms of functioning of the de-escalation area in south-western Syria.

Over the weekend IDF chief Gadi Eisenkot made an undeclared trip to Brussels to speak with the top U.S. general in Europe.

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