Iran Has No Military Bases in Syria – Iranian FM Zarif

Iran has no military bases or military presence in Syria, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday. "No, we do not have them [in Syria]," Zarif told reporters when asked the relevant question. The statement comes amid Israeli and US officials' concern over alleged Iranian presence in Syria, a claim that Tehran has repeatedly refuted, however, admitting … Continue reading Iran Has No Military Bases in Syria – Iranian FM Zarif

Downing of Israeli F-16 ‘Strategic Strike Against the Enemy’ – Syrian Official

Earlier this month Syrian Air Defense Forces launched a strike against an Israeli F-16 fighter in response to the IDF's downing of a UAV, allegedly belonging to Iran. The downing of the Israeli F-16 fighter by the Syrian Air Defense Forces shows "an important shift in the rules of engagement imposed by Syria," Speaker of People's Assembly Hammouda Sabbagh said Sunday. "The … Continue reading Downing of Israeli F-16 ‘Strategic Strike Against the Enemy’ – Syrian Official

Syrian Air Defense Forces Repel Israeli Attack Near Damascus

Israel has fired missiles at a military facility in the Damascus countryside, a Syrian opposition watchdog reports. According to Syrian state media, air defense systems intercepted three of the missiles. The attack comes three days after Syria said Israel fired several surface-to-surface missiles at a military post near Damascus, causing material damage but no casualties. … Continue reading Syrian Air Defense Forces Repel Israeli Attack Near Damascus

Israeli MoD: Iran Has No Military Presence in Syria

Trilateral relations between Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel has witnessed several clashes over the recent years and their relations are deteriorating. Iran does not have a military presence in Syria now and Israel's goal is to prevent its appearance in the country, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday. "There are no [Iranians] in Syria, … Continue reading Israeli MoD: Iran Has No Military Presence in Syria

Syria Calls on U.N. Security Council to Condemn Israeli Strikes

Syria’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel’s attacks on Syria after an Israeli strike late on Wednesday. The Foreign Ministry asked the Security Council to take “strict and immediate” measures to stop such Israeli attacks, in a statement carried on the state-run SANA news agency. Wednesday’s strike … Continue reading Syria Calls on U.N. Security Council to Condemn Israeli Strikes

Russia’s Putin, Israel’s Netanyahu discuss Syria and Iran

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The both sides discussed the Syria issue, the situation surrounding Iran’s nuclear program and the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. "There was a thorough discussion of ways to resolve the … Continue reading Russia’s Putin, Israel’s Netanyahu discuss Syria and Iran

There is no Place for Iran in Syria, Says Israeli Minister

Iran must leave Syria, Israeli cabinet member and the Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Galant said yesterday. Speaking in an interview with Russia’s Interfax News, Galant warned that Israel would continue to monitor its border with Syria and would strictly adhere to what he described as “the red lines”. He went on explaining that … Continue reading There is no Place for Iran in Syria, Says Israeli Minister