Netanyahu: Iran Should Be Denied Any Military Presence in Syria

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Israeli tanks in the Israeli Golan Heights, May 11. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun)

Israel called on Monday for its arch-foe Iran to be denied any military presence in Syria, after Russia said Damascus’s forces alone should control Syrian territory near the Israeli and Jordanian borders.

“Our position on Syria is clear,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told the Likud faction in broadcast remarks. “We believe that there is no place for any Iranian military presence, anywhere in Syria.”

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