SOHR: An upcoming Israeli-Russian-American meeting to discuss Syria and Iran • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

SOHR: An upcoming Israeli-Russian-American meeting to discuss Syria and Iran

The Israeli ambassador to Russia, Alexander Ben-Zvi, announced that Tel Aviv had agreed with Moscow and Washington to hold a meeting between the heads of the security councils to discuss the situation in Syria and Iran.

“So far, there is only an idea, the date or place has not yet been decided. From our side, we are ready to host delegations, but this has not yet been decided,” Ben-Zvi told Sputnik.

He also added, “I hope our prime minister will come now and eventually be able to make the decision.”

it is not determined yet

He also stressed that “at this stage there is only agreement and understanding that this meeting will take place. But when exactly – this has not yet been agreed upon,” noting that “the topics will include Syria, Iran and other issues in the Middle East.”

It is noteworthy that the date and place may be determined after negotiations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, in the coastal city of Sochi on October 22.

Russia signed the 2015 agreement

And Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid had previously told Sputnik news agency that Tel Aviv, Moscow and Washington are studying the possibility of resuming tripartite consultations at the level of heads of security councils, and the next meeting may be held in October.

It is noteworthy that Naftali Bennett will meet with Vladimir Putin for the first time as prime minister.

Russia is one of the international signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which collapsed after then-US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018. However, the new US administration is now trying to revive the agreement with other international powers – a move Israel opposes.

From the Vienna meetings on Iran’s nuclear program (Reuters archive)

Reducing Iran’s role in Syria

As for the Iranian presence in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights clarified last July that the Israeli bombing of Tehran militia sites comes with a Russian green light.

Members of Iran’s militias in Syria (archive)

He said that Moscow does not object to Tel Aviv’s targeting of Tehran’s militia sites in Syria, but considers the strikes an important factor in order to limit Iran’s role in the country, as the different strategies between Moscow and Tehran have created a clear competition for all parties despite their denial.



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