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Netanyahu to Putin: Iran needs to withdraw from Syria

Sunday 17/June/2018 - 11:46 AM
Sada El Balad
edited by: Basant Ahmed
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he had a conversation with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the situation in Syria، Ynetnews reported.


“I reiterated our guiding principles regarding Syria. First of all، Iran needs to withdraw from all of Syria. Second، we will take action – and are already taking action – against efforts to establish a militarily presence by Iran and its proxies in Syria both close to the border and deep inside Syria،” asserted the prime minister at the beginning of a cabinet meeting.

last week, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has rejected reports that Russia had coordinated or even known in advance about the recent Israeli strikes on the Arab country، Press TV reported.

"Russia never coordinated with anyone against Syria، either politically or militarily، and that’s contradiction" Assad said during an interview with the British Daily Mail newspaper released on Sunday.

"How could they help the Syrian Army advancing and at the same time work with our enemies in order to destroy our army?" he added، rejecting the allegations mostly made in the Israeli media. 

Assad further stressed that Russia's policy towards Syria is based on non-interference in the Arab country's internal affairs.

"We’ve had good relations with Russia for more than six decades now، nearly seven decades. They never، during our relation، try to dictate، even if there are differences،" he said.

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