Israel, Russia agree on Iranian presence in Syria
(MENAFN) Israel and Russia have reached a "dramatic understanding" whereby Moscow will concede to virtually every single demand made by Tel Aviv, according to sources in Israel.
The agreement, according to Israel's Channel 2 News, will see coordination between Israel and Russia with the view to halt the spread of Iranian influence in the region.
According to the pro-settler news site Arutz Sheva, an outline of understanding were agreed between Israel and Russia, confirming that President Bashar Al-Assad's army will be returning to control southern Syria on the border with Israel.
Also, the parties agreed that Russia shall undertake there will be no Iranian or Hezbollah presence in this area, as Israel will accept Al-Assad's return to southern Syria provided the Russians enforce their commitment to distance Iran and Hezbollah from the Israeli border;
Furthermore, Russia will publicly call on all foreign elements to leave all of Syria, referring to Iran, Hezbollah, but also the United States and Turkey, as Israel will maintain freedom of action against Iranian consolidation in all of Syria.
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