Iran to support Russian efforts to bring south Syria under army control

It’s time to recognize reality on Israel’s Golan claim

It’s time to recognize reality on Israel’s Golan claim

Walid al-Moallem said on Saturday that the USA should withdraw from the al-Tanf base in southeastern Syria ahead of any agreement reached in the south of the country.

Al-Moallem said that only when US troops withdraw from the Tanf area near the Jordanian border can an agreement be discussed.

Shamkhani said Iran regards Syria's security as its owns and thus preserving stability in the Arab country is also an achievement for the Islamic Republic.

Russian Federation has said that only Syrian army troops should be at the southern border with Jordan and Israel, which has waged air strikes in Syria to curb what it fears is Iran's expanding influence.

Russian Federation gave Israel a "green light" to attack Iranian bases inside Syria during conversations between senior leaders over the last two days, according to a Saudi newspaper report published Friday.

In May, head of the Syrian government delegation to the Astana peace talks Bashar Jaafari called the USA military presence in al-Tanf and nearby Rukban refugee camp in the south of the country as "pure aggression and occupation".

"We have not yet entered into negotiations over the southern front", Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said at a press conference in Damascus.

"Contrary to the unlawful presence of the United States and some regional countries in Syria, Iran's presence is not imposed and is not the result of an illegal military aggression". Israel says Iranians are operating in the area near its border and has called for Moscow to keep Iranian forces and their allies away from the frontier.

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Tensions between Washington and Damascus boiled over in April, when US and allied warplanes launched a series of airstrikes against suspected chemical weapons facilities in Syria.

That would be along Israel and Jordan's borders with Syria.

Russian Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya announced to journalists Friday that an agreement was reached that would involve removing all Iranian forces from the Syria-Israel border in the Golan Heights.

Mr Assad said he is committed to pushing United States forces out of Syria during an explosive interview with Russian broadcaster RT. This has involved meetings at the highest level and frequent productive conversations between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Both President Obama and Trump have argued the US-led coalition against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria is legal under the congressional authorisations to use military force against Al-Qaeda dating back to 2001.

"Russia is somehow embarrassed because talks with the Israelis mainly focus on a plan to remove Iran and its forces from southern Syria", the source added.

Mr. Assad told RT Thursday there were no Iranian troops in his country, saying, "We have Iranian officers who work with the Syrian army as help, but they do not have troops".

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