Lavrov: Israeli interests to be taken into account in Syria
Date: 2017-07-17 19:10
Russia and the United States will do everything in their power to ensure that Israel's interests are reflected when the Moscow-Washington de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria is established, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday.
"I can guarantee that we have done everything and the US side has done everything to ensure that Israel's security interests within this framework are fully taken into account," Lavrov told reporters
On Sunday, the Haaretz newspaper reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced, from Paris, his opposition to the Russian-US deal on the ceasefire as the agreement secures Iran's presence in Syria.
Yaakov Amidror: Israel may need to destroy every attempt to build Iranian structures in Syria
Former National Security Council Head Yaakov Amidror at a press conference on Monday said Israel may need to destroy every attempt to build Iranian structures in Syria.
According to The Jerusalem Post, Amidror said Israel's interests must be taken into account when considering possible peace agreements in Syria. Otherwise, the IDF may need "to intervene and destroy every attempt to build [Iranian] infrastructure in Syria."
"We will not let the Iranians and Hezbollah be the forces that will win the very brutal war in Syria” and then move their focus onto Israel. At the end of the day it is our responsibility, not the responsibility of the Americans, or the Russians, to guarantee ourselves, and we will take all the measures that are needed for that," he said.
It is worthy to remind that the agreement on a truce in southwest Syria was reached as a result of negotiations between Russia and the United States on July 7.
Associated Press said that Israel and Jordan also took part in those negotiations.