Russia, US and Jordan discuss need to preserve truce in Syria

Marsha Scott
May 30, 2018

Jordan also weighed in saying it has discussed developments in southern Syria with Washington and Moscow and that all three parties agreed on the need to preserve a "de-escalation" zone that was brokered previous year.

According to the report, Israel's Defense Ministry underlined Israel's view that the Iranian presence should be entirely eradicated from Syria, not only militarily and not only from the southern part of the country, but also from an economic standpoint as well.

Israel and Russian Federation have been supporting opposing sides in the Syrian war but according to sources in Israel the two countries have reached a "dramatic understanding" whereby Moscow will concede to virtually every single demand made by Tel Aviv. Israel has warned Iran of the possibility of conflict should Tehran send its troops and Hezbollah terrorists to southern Syria in order to participate in the fighting there. "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.

The Israeli prime minister is scheduled to meet with European leaders next week and said that he intends to discuss Iran's nuclear power and find ways to block its "nuclear aspirations" and "Iran's spreading in the Middle East".

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Washington has cautioned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" to protect a cease-fire in southern Syria if President Bashar Assad's forces move against rebels there. The Iranians denied they had fired any rockets.

At the moment, the control of the border area close to Jordan and Israel is shared between Syrian government forces and different militant groups.

In a Jordanian hotel, Iranian representatives reportedly negotiated with Israeli officials over Syrian territories bordering on the Golan Heights.

It averts possible direct confrontation between Iran and Israel in Syria, where tensions have heightened between the foes.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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