Russia: Only Assad’s forces should have presence along Syrian-Israeli border

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On Monday, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that only Syrian regime forces should be permitted to have a presence on the country's southern border with Israel, apparently in response to concerns of continued Israeli strikes that would destabilize Assad's grip on power.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with German and French leaders next week to present his case against Iran's continued presence in Syria and ask for pressure to be put on Tehran.

The teams would deal with Iran's missiles, its expanding presence in Syria and nuclear weapons ambitions.

Political analyst Dana Weiss last night reported on recent contacts between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Israeli and Russian security coordination reached a peak last Friday when the Russian Defense Minister called Defense Minister Liberman and invited him to Moscow next week.

The announcement came as it was reported that Syrian government forces were being sent to the area in preparation for an offensive.

After the leaflets were dropped on Friday, the US State Department warned the Syrian government that it would take "firm and appropriate" measures if Syria violates the ceasefire.

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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.

Violence on the border ceased Wednesday. They may also discuss ways the US and Israeli armed forces can work together to defeat Iran militarily.

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday denied reports of a "secret meeting" allegedly held in Amman recently between Iranian officials and Israeli Mossad officers.

Syria is ready to guarantee Israel the retreat of the militants "Hezbollah" and "military advisers" - the de facto soldiers of the IRGC within a 25-kilometer zone from the border with Israel on the Golan heights, said this week the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, citing diplomatic sources.

Jordanian officials served as mediator, shuttling messages between the two rooms, according to the report.

In the past weeks, Israel has struck what it said were Iranian targets in Syria, raising fears of a large-scale confrontation.

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