Syrian Ceasefire Deal Leaves Iran Too Close to Israel's Borders

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - The trilateral agreement between Russia, America and Jordan on a ceasefire in southern Syria, signed over the weekend, requires all foreign forces, including the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps and Shi'ite militias operated by Iran, to leave Syria. But it does not set deadlines, and secret understandings among the parties provide for the IRGC and Iran's proxy forces to withdraw only a short distance from the Israeli border, at least in the near term. Israeli defense figures are troubled by this and by the fact that the superpowers seem unwilling to take genuine measures to kick Iran out of Syria, in general, and southern Syria, in particular.

2017-11-13 00:00:00

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