Israel Wins Russia Concession to Move Iran, Hezbollah from Syria-Israel Border

Bashar Assad

The U.S. State Department also said that while Washington is not seeking conflict with Syria, it would use "necessary and proportionate force" to defend U.S. and partner forces, which have teamed up to fight Islamic State militants in the region.

The foreign minister also dismissed the reports of Iranian bases and forces allegedly deployed in Syria.

Israel has repeatedly warned against any permanent Iranian military presence in Syria.

On May 31, Israeli ambassador in Moscow Gary Koren told TASS the Israeli government was satisfied with Russia's position on the Iranian military presence on the Syrian-Israeli border.

Assad's threat to use force against US allies in Syria and about 2,000 American troops providing them with air support and training prompted a warning from the Pentagon.

Walid al-Moualed also told a news conference that the government had communicated with the USA -backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) but no negotiation process had started.

'"But we all know that a new battle will not do any good for anyone", Kino said on June 1. It was the most serious confrontation between Israel and Iran to date.

Next week, Netanyahu will leave for France and Germany to discuss Iran's role in Syria and the nuclear deal which the Europeans are trying to salvage after the United States withdrawal earlier this month.

"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.

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Located on Syria's border with Jordan, Al-Tanf was captured a year ago by the U.S., which declared it under its protection and attacked pro-government forces showing up there.

Apparently referring to the May 10 attack by Israel, Mr Assad said: "We had tens of Syrian martyrs and wounded soldiers, not a single Iranian casualty".

While Israel has asserted that Iran has bases in Syria - including one that was used to fly a drone into Israel in February - and that it has trained 80,000 militia in Syria, Assad asserted to Russia Today that "we never had" Iranian troops.

The remarks by al-Moallem came in response to the recent reports of a Russian-backed deal in southern Syria about the withdrawal of Iranian-backed forces from areas close to the Syrian border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

In a speech at the Heritage Foundation on May 21, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that Iran halt all uranium enrichment, stop its ballistic-missile program and give nuclear inspectors access to the entire country. "We strongly support Russia's effort for removing terrorists from the Syria-Jordan border and restoring Syrian army control over the region".

Al-Muallem added at a press conference, "we sent 50 names, the Syrian state should have the majority in any number which will be agreed upon, and the committee's decisions should be taken unanimously".

"As we have declared earlier, Iranian advisers have no presence in southern Syria", he said.

Russian Federation has previously granted Israel freedom to carry out air strikes in Syria, although recently Moscow has expressed public disquiet about strikes in which Syrian regime and allied troops were killed.

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