Russia Demands Only Syrian Military to Remain Stationed On South Western Border

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Agreements concerning the southern de-escalation zone in Syria imply that only Syrian government forces can remain on the border with Israel, Lavrov said, commenting on Israeli media reports about Moscow's plans to ask Iran to pull its units back from the Syrian-Israeli border.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will seek support from European powers for his position that Iran should be denied any military presence in Syria.

Addressing a meeting of his Likud party at the parliament on Monday, Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, said his talks will focus on the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal and the Iranian presence in Syria.

Iran's own presence in Syria is fairly minimal, however, and they insist they are purely "advisers" who wouldn't be in combat areas anyhow.

The Defence Minister of Israel, Avigdor Lieberman is scheduled to meet with the Defence Minister of Russia, Sergei Shoigu on Thursday in Moscow to discuss the steps which need to be taken at the Syrian broader.

Officers from Washington are as a result of have talks with Jordan and Russian Federation in regards to the destiny of the south. Jordan fears an offensive there may ship 1000's of refugees to its border.

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Assad's government has recaptured all rebel-held territory near the capital this year.

Violence on the border ceased Wednesday.

Intensive air strikes in Syria this month were prompted by what Tel Aviv said was Iranian fire from the area, which also borders Jordan. Russian Federation is concerned that hostilities between Israel and Iran could spiral into war, thereby undermining the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Syria is reportedly prepared to ensure a buffer zone on its southern border with Israel that would be free of Hezbollah and Iranian-backed forces.

Jordanian officials then acted as mediators - passing messages between the two embattled parties - according to reports in Saudi wesbite Elaph.

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

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