Russian Federation says didn't promise withdrawal of pro-Iranian forces from Syria

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Israeli daily Haaretz reported that in their meetings the U.S. officials will address Iran's influence and the situation in southern Syria.

The Israel Television News Company reported Sunday night that IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot paid a secret visit secretly to the Commander of the European Command (UCO) of the US Army, General Curtis Scaparrotti last Thursday in Brussels, where Eizenkot and three top-ranking IDF officers debated Israel's responses to the Iranian advances in the Middle East, emphasis on Syria. The global community has not recognized Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights.

This weekend, a devastating quake rocked parts of Iran and Iraq. Israel saw that the trio-agreement didn't respond to the Israeli demand to drive out Iranians and their militias from the border with Israel at Golan.

The narrative of Iran even wanting a "permanent" presence in Syria seems to be more or less wholly an Israeli creation, based on reports of building at a Syrian military facility somehow being extrapolated to it being an "Iranian base".

The map was shown to the AP by an Israeli official.

It was only in the beginning of last week when Israel was introduced to the agreement's new structure.

He was apparently responding to Russia's statement that it viewed Iran's presence in Syria as "legitimate."

On Tuesday, Russia's foreign minister said Moscow has discussed a pullback of foreign fighters from a de-escalation zone in Syria but made no deal on the withdrawal of Iran-backed forces.

Israel has reservations that not enough is being done to tackle Iran's presence in southern Syria.

"We maintain the right to act freely and the only consideration guiding us is the security of the state of Israel", he said.

"Lawmakers and others have singled out Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, as playing a key role in enabling policies that help arm Iranian backed forces", the website said, using an alternative acronym for the Daesh terrorist group.

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