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«Al-Sharq al-Awsat»: Russia will push Iran and Hizbullah from Israel’s borders

Leaving London Saudi newspaper «Ash-shark al-Ausat» referring to «sources in tel Aviv» writes that during the visit to Israel of the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu, a question was raised about the presence of Iranian revolutionary guards and Lebanese Hizbullah in the area of the Israeli-Syrian border.

According to «al-Sharq al-Awsat,» the representatives of the Israeli leadership called on Russia to prevent Iran’s presence in the 40-kilometer border zone. The Russian Minister found this claim excessive, but agreed to widen the band from 5 to 10-15 kilometers.

The Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation and the leadership of Israel this publication has not yet commented. But it is quoted by many Israeli media.

The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu paid a visit to Israel on 16-17 October. He took part in talks with Israeli defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It is known that the topic of Israel’s concerns about the presence of the IRGC and Hezbollah near the Israeli borders has been raised in the course of these negotiations several times. However, no decisions on the issue, official sources announced.

The press service of the head of the government of Israel reported that during the meeting they discussed Iran’s attempts to establish military bases in Syria. While Netanyahu said that Israel would not allow the creation of such databases. The meeting also raised the question of the «nuclear agreement» with Iran. Netanyahu stressed that if the terms of the contract will not be changed for 8-10 years Iran will acquire a nuclear weapons Arsenal.

Lieberman during a meeting with Shoigu said, «We will not interfere in the internal Affairs of Syria, but we will not allow Iran and Hizbullah to turn Syria into an Outpost against Israel and will not allow the transfer of high-tech weapons from Iran through Syria to Lebanon».

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«Al-Sharq al-Awsat»: Russia will push Iran and Hizbullah from Israel’s borders 18.10.2017

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