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Iran Daily: Tehran’s Concern About Israel-Russia Meeting

Iran Daily: Tehran’s Concern About  Israel-Russia Meeting
March 13
06:58 2017

Iran has tipped off its concern about a meeting between Israeli and Russian leaders over Syria’s civil war, claiming that Israel is behind the six-year conflict.

Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani spoke yesterday about Friday’s discussion in Moscow between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin:

Netanyahu laid the conditions for peace in Syria. He clearly stated that the Zionist regime is behind the war in Syria.

If some regional leaders were so far in a doubt that the war in Syria is not in line with the interests of Muslims, the least of which Sunni Muslims, they should have been disillusioned with these remarks by the head of the Zionist regime.

Netanyahu sparked the Iranian reaction with his insistence to Putin that Hezbollah and Iranian-led militias must be kept away from the border in southwest Syria with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, including in “talks on a settlement of any kind”.

Putin avoided any public reference to the issue. Russia, along with Iran the essential backer of the Assad regime during the conflict, has been brokering indirect talks between Damascus and the opposition-rebel bloc seeking Assad’s departure.

Larijani maintained yesterday, “The main reason behind the adventures in the region is to defeat resistance and its supporters to pave the way for the Zionist regime’s complete dominance here.”

While Moscow and Tehran have been allied to ensure Assad’s survival, there have been difference between the two countries in recent months. Russia has been more concerned with the pursuit of talks that could lead to a political resolution, while Iran has preferred the ongoing military operations seeking to take more opposition territory.

TOP PHOTO: Iranian Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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