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Israel held secret talks with Russia, U.S. over Syria cease-fire

 

Israel warned that Syria could turn into a base for missiles to be launched into Israel, Jordan, AzVision.az reports citing the i24NewsTv.

Israel held secret talks with Russia, U.S. over Syria cease-fire

Israel held secret talks with Russia, U.S. over Syria cease-fire

Secrets talks over ‘safe zones’ in Syria were held between Israel, the United States and Russia in early July, Haaretz reported Wednesday. During the meetings, Israel reportedly expressed objection to a ceasefire deal, later announced by the United States and Russia.

According to the report, Israel asserted the powers should focus on eliminating Iran’s involvement in Syria.The secret talks were held in Amman and an unnamed European capital.

Officials who asked to remain anonymous told Haaretz that top members of Israeli government and security forces took part in the meetings including representatives from the Israeli Mossad and Ministry of Defense.

The ceasefire deal was announced on July 8 after an eagerly anticipated first meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.  Read More

 

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