Trump's boss says Israel will continue to destabilize Syria

British International Development Secretary Priti Patel attends a meeting with representatives from

British International Development Secretary Priti Patel attends a meeting with representatives from

On Monday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel will not be bound by the deal, which would somewhat distance Iranian proxies from the border with Israel.

The agreement last Wednesday between Jordan, the U.S. and Russian Federation seeks to build on a July 7 truce covering a south-western triangle of Syria bordering Israel and Jordan.

The official said that on this point specifically, "the Russians have agreed to work with the Syrian regime to remove Iranian-backed forces a defined distance from opposition-held territory as well as the borders of the Golan in Jordan".

The Iranian presence through proxies on Israel's border is seen "as a major strategic threat and - importantly - increasingly as one that can not easily be addressed by a paltry few kilometers of buffer near the Golan" he continued.

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As the Russian-Iranian strategic partnership has deepened over the past year, Lavrov has sought to play down the potential for a wider regional war arising from Tehran's role in Syria.

An Israeli official, briefed on the situation, said the move is aimed at keeping rival factions away from each other, but would also keep Iranian-linked forces away from the Israeli side of the disputed Golan Heights.

A week after Haaretz reported that Netanyahu would not be addressing the yearly gathering, officials at the Prime Minister's Office said on Monday that he would indeed would be interviewed by live satellite during the event.

"There's reflection here of the understanding that Israel has set red lines, and will stand firm on this", Hanegbi said.

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Russia, which has a long-term military garrison in Syria, has said it wants foreign forces to quit the country eventually.

The Israel Television News Company reported Sunday night that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot paid a secret visit secretly to the Commander of the European Command (UCO) of the US Army, General Curtis Scaparrotti last Thursday in Brussels, where Eizenkot and three top-ranking IDF officers debated Israel's responses to the Iranian advances in the Middle East, emphasis on Syria.

The comments, carried by Russian news agencies RIA and Interfax, came following media reports that claimed that the U.S. and Russia had struck a deal to limit pro-Iranian militias from encroaching on the Israeli and Jordanian borders in southern Syria and would eventually see all non-Syrian fighters purged from the country altogether.

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