The ceasefire agreement in southern Syria reached by Moscow and Washington will not be revoked because Israeli fears, a senior Russian parliamentarian wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.

Israel categorically opposes the ceasefire agreement reached by the US and Russia as it will give an opportunity for Iran to expand its presence in the region, Israel’s Haaretz newspaper said on Sunday citing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said later that the interests of Israel’s security were fully taken into account.

According to Lavrov, Moscow and Washington carried out preparatory work on a ceasefire in southern Syria with all parties concerned, including Israel. “I can guarantee that the American side and we did the best we can to make sure that Israel’s security interests are fully taken into consideration,” Russia’s top diplomat stressed.

“Israel’s motives are not concealed: it fears the strengthening of Iran’s position in the region, and also, it appears, limited possibilities for Tel Aviv itself to act against [Syrian President Bashar al-Assad]. However, nobody will be revoking such an important document that gives hopes for a breakthrough in the Syrian situation only because of Israel’s guesses about Iran’s hypothetical intentions,” the chairman of the Federation Council’s committee for international affairs Konstantin Kosachev posted on Facebook.

“That is why, it would be more reasonable for Tel Aviv not to come down on the already reached agreement between Russia and the US, but instead find ways how to live with this and reap benefits from victory over Islamic State (a terrorist group outlawed in Russia) which are clear for all countries of the region,” Kosachev said.

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The legislator from the upper house of the Russian parliament stressed that Iran is a major participant in Middle East processes and has secured its role in the Syrian settlement with an active position both in the military and diplomatic formats.

Kosachev also said he deemed it important for the US and Russia to carry out ‘in-depth negotiations’ with Israel on the issue.

A ceasefire agreement for southern Syria was reached by Russian and US Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, at their meeting on the sidelines of the Group of Twenty summit in Germany’s Hamburg on July 7.

Earlier, Netanyahu said Israel would hail real cessation of hostilities in Syria.

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Floriangeyer
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Israel is very concerned 🙂

The eternal ‘victims’ are deeply deeply worried.

Much of the world is laughing 🙂

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IsraHELL is concerned because without war israhell cannot exist. the craziest people are the Zionist lunatics controlling Israhell, amerikka and the useless European union.

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Israel baby cry and baby killed can’t fight the real warrior . Depend on coward proxies like Saudi to fight for them

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ziad welds

idk why russia is so weak and caters to israhells needs for??? why would they care for these criminals and illegal state???

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Ha Ha – don’t forget that Da’esh is Israel’s friend! They’ve never attacked Israeli interests and there have been many instances of Israel arming them. Perhaps they are one and the same!

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