Russia-Turkey-Iran negotiations on Syrian settlement will be held on February 14 in Russia’s Sochi, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday in an interview with Hurriyet newspaper.
US intends to confront Iran and curb its influence in Syria, senior Kurdish official claimed in a press statement.
The Syrian track within French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs will be headed by Francois Senemaud.
Syrian Air Force banned the Iranian forces and allied Shiite militias from using its facilities and hangars in most of its military airbases.
According to the reports, Iran and Israel have made a secret agreement on avoiding the Iranian and pro-Iranian forces’ participating in upcoming large-scale operation in the South of Syria close to Golan Heights.
The withdrawal of Iranian forces and units of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah from Syria is not on the discussion agenda, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told.
Syria will counter all the attacks by the Israeli forces on its sovereign territory and will not hesitate to strike Israeli military targets as it has a right for self-defense, Syrian Ambassador to China Imad Moustapha told Sputnik on Friday in light of recent air strikes by the Israelis in Syria.
Tehran is accusing Israel of assisting terrorist groups in Syria and sowing chaos in the Middle East after the IDF shot down what it said was a weaponized Iranian drone in February.
Tensions have been brewing between Israel and Iran in the wake of the IDF’s attacks on alleged Iranian infrastructure in Syria after the Golan Heights was subjected to an attack from Syrian territory.
Israel had fired a number of missiles at the military objects in Syria.