Israel rejects Russian offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km from Golan - official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Monday rebuffed a Russian offer to keep Iranian forces in Syria at least 100 kilometers from the Golan Heights ceasefire line, an Israeli official said on Monday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the issue came up during a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a visiting Russian delegation led by Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov. The official said that Netanyahu told Lavrov 'we will not allow the Iranians to establish themselves even 100 kilometers from the border.' (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Stephen Farrell)

Reuters July 24, 2018 00:06:38 IST
Israel rejects Russian offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km from Golan - official

Israel rejects Russian offer to keep Iranian forces 100 km from Golan  official

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Monday rebuffed a Russian offer to keep Iranian forces in Syria at least 100 kilometers from the Golan Heights ceasefire line, an Israeli official said on Monday.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the issue came up during a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a visiting Russian delegation led by Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov.

The official said that Netanyahu told Lavrov "we will not allow the Iranians to establish themselves even 100 kilometers from the border."

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch, Editing by Stephen Farrell)

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