Russian envoy: Deal reached to keep Iran 85 km from Israeli-Syria border

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(Worthy News) - Russia and Israel have reached an agreement to remove Iranian forces in Syria to within 85 kilometers of the Golan Heights border, Russia's special envoy for Syria told the Sputnik news agency on Wednesday.

"As we took into account the Israeli concerns, we managed to attain the pullout of Iranian units 85 kilometers (some 53 miles) from the Israeli border," Russian Presidential Special Envoy for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said.

Lavrentyev also noted Moscow believes Israeli concerns over the presence of Iran and its proxies near the Golan border are decreasing. "Yes, of course, we are certain of this," he told Sputnik in response to a question about it. [ Source: Ynet News (Read More...) ]

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