Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Assad: Russia is not coordinated with Israeli ‘enemy’ in Syria

Assad: Russia is not coordinated with Israeli ‘enemy’ in Syria

Netanyahu said the new understandings were achieved during his three-day tour to Europe last week, during which he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

"The leaders agreed with the main goal that I set, and this is formulating a broad worldwide agreement that Iran needs to leave Syria, from all of Syria". "That was the goal of the trip, and to a large extent, it was achieved".

Meanwhile, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Friday that his organization would not leave Syria "as long the Syrian government wants us there, even if all the nations of the world unite against us".

Iran's regional foe, Israel, has repeatedly warned it will not accept an entrenched Iranian presence in Syria.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied that military ally Russian Federation was making decisions for him, but said it was natural for there to be differences of opinion between allies, in an interview published on June 10 by state media.

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The newspaper reported that the concealing of identities stems from fears of additional Israeli attacks, and is an attempt to prevent Israel from targeting Iran-allied fighters in Syria.

Tehran, too, has sent military advisers to Syria, but Assad has denied that Iranian troops are on the ground. This is calculated at avoiding further Israeli air strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, according to a report published on Saturday by the Wall Street Journal.

"Russia never coordinated with anyone against Syria, either politically or militarily, and that's contradiction; how could they help the Syrian Army advancing and at the same time work with our enemies in order to destroy our army", Assad said, stressing that both Russian Federation and Iran's presence in his country is legitimate.

Hezbollah terrorists and other pro-Iranian militants are fighting alongside Syrian soldiers near the Israeli border disguised in Syrian army uniforms, sources linked to Syrian rebel factions told The Wall Street Journal.

A civil war erupted in Syria in 2011 after the regime responded heavy-handedly to unarmed popular protests calling for an end to 44-years of Assad family rule in the country and for the instatement of a democracy.

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