Israel, Russia Reach 'Understanding' on Iranian Presence in Syria

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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.

Sources said the two national security advisers will make changes to the agreement that reflect the "new reality" of the United States no longer being party to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.

Israel is vehemently opposed to Iran maintaining a military presence in Syria, however.

"Our position on Syria is clear", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his parliamentary faction in broadcast remarks.

Along with Idlib province in the north, Daraa is one of the last areas of territory still held by rebels after a Syrian government push to recapture areas lost during the seven-year war.

The US warned it would take "firm and appropriate measures" in response to any violations of that ceasefire.

Israel is increasingly optimistic that it may be coming close to its longheld goal of driving a wedge between Russian Federation and Iran in Syria, a senior Israeli official said today.

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According to the report, the understandings were ‎reached in a series of indirect meetings in Jordan, ‎where Iranian officials, including the envoy to ‎Jordan, met with top Jordanian officials, who in turn ‎met with senior Israeli security officials.‎.

According to the report, Iran pledged to stay out of fighting in southwest Syria between Syrian forces and rebel groups, while Israel said it would not intervene in battles near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights or the Israel-Jordan border so long as Hezbollah and Iranian-backed militias are not involved.

Jordanian officials served as mediator, shuttling messages between the two rooms, according to the report.

Sources briefed on the trip told Israel's Channel 10 reporter Barak Ravid that the two officials will be ratifying an existing agreement between Israel and the U.S. on how to deal with Iran.

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

Those strikes followed a barrage of some 32 rockets that were fired by Iranian forces in Syria towards Israel's part of the Golan Heights.

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