U.S. Tells Russia It Backs Israeli Airstrikes in Syria as Long as Iran Stays

(Axios) Barak Ravid - The U.S. has made it clear to the Kremlin that the U.S. fully supports Israeli airstrikes in Syria while Iranian forces, Hizbullah and pro-Iranian militias are still operating in the country, a senior U.S. official told me. The official said the State Department and White House have conveyed the message to the Russians several times in the last few months. The broader message to the Russians was that withdrawal of Iranian and Iranian-backed forces from Syria isn't just an Israeli demand, but an American one, too.

2019-06-03 00:00:00

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