BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – Israel has rejected Russia’s alleged offer to keep the Iranian forces at least 100km away from the border of the occupied Golan Heights, the Reuters News Agency reported.
Citing an anonymous Israeli official, the Reuters report claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the offer from the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting on Monday.
“We will not allow the Iranians to establish themselves even 100 kilometers from the border,” the Israeli official told Reuters.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has not commented on this latest report, nor has the Israeli regime.
The Syrian Arab Army has already made preparations to return their border guards to the border of the demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights.
Most of the Iranian-backed forces in Syria are believed to be deployed around the Lebanese border and eastern Qalamoun region, so it seems unlikely that they be moved to the demilitarized zone in the Golan Heights.