‘We will not allow Iranian presence in Syria’ – Israeli DM

“We will not allow Iranian entrenchment in Syria, nor will we allow Syria to become a frontline against the State of Israel. Those who have yet to understand it, should understand it now,” Israeli defense minister replayed to Sergey Lavrov’s comments.

The defense minister toured the border area with Syria, met with commanders and soldiers and received security briefings on the preparedness of the forces.

Lavrov’s comments, quoted in the Russian news agencies RIA and in Interfax, came in response to remarks made Monday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who publicly stated that Israel would not be bound by the agreement and that it would act as it saw fit against any residual presence near its northern border or threats in southern Syria left behind after the agreement.