Netanyahu: 'We will not allow Iranian military bases in Syria'

Frederick Owens
October 21, 2017

While Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly pushed for a 40 kilometer area, Russian President Vladimir Putin is believed to have approved a 10-15 kilometer off-limits zone.

In a statement made by the Israeli army, a rocket fired from Syria hit the Golan Heights under Israeli occupation.

Following the meeting, Shoigu said that the Israeli request was unrealistic and exaggerated. Russian Federation is reported to have rejected a request from Jerusalem for a 40-kilometer buffer zone between the Golan Heights and any Iranian-backed militias in Syria, only agreeing to make sure that no Shi'ite fighter would come closer than 5 kilometers from Israel.

Iran's military chief says the Zionist regime of Israel's aggressions against Syria is "unacceptable".

Israel has voiced deep concern over Tehran's widening influence in Syria, where Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias including Lebanon's Hezbollah have played a critical role helping Assad in the six-year-long war.

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Conricus said the incident was the first time Israeli aircraft had been targeted over Lebanese airspace since 2011. The report alleged that Shoigu considered it a "dangerous hostile operation that nearly caused a severe crisis".

Russian Federation backs the Assad regime and Israel and Moscow have established a hotline to avoid accidents over Syrian airspace.

Bagheri denounced Israel's aggressive actions against Syria and stressed the necessity to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Arab republic.

Liberman will leave Wednesday night for a four-day visit to the United States to meet with his U.S. counterpart James Mattis.

The two senior officials discussed the avenues of broadening security and defense cooperation after exchanging views on strategic issues of the region.

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