Donnerstag, 31.08.2017 / 22:15 Uhr

USA stimmen offenbar Stationierung iranischer Truppen an Israels Grenze zu

Aus dem Netz

Last week, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against allowing Iran's military presence in Syria and, according to Asharq Al-Awsat, he had legitimate reasons for concern: The newspaper reported that at a meeting between US and Russian delegations in Jordan, the Americans agreed to situate Iranian militias 5 miles from the Israeli border.

As part of the recent attempts to establish a cease-fire in southern Syria, the US has agreed to Russia's proposal to situate Iranian militias within a distance of only 8 kilometers, or 5 miles, from the border with Israel. The US had originally proposed distancing the Iranian forces at least 18 miles from Israel's border, but London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported Thursday that the new conditions were agreed upon in a meeting between American and Russian delegations in Amman.

The American delegation also agreed to deploy a Russian force to supervise the ceasefire zone in southern Syria. Israeli officials estimate that the Russian presence in the region will make it difficult for Israel to attack targets in Syria.