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Russian Foreign Minister: We will safeguard Israeli interests with Syria de-escalation zones
It was reported that Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia and the United States would do all they could to address Israeli concerns about the creation of de-escalation zones in Syria.

 

Lavrov was responding to comments by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who told reporters in Paris late on Sunday that the arrangement perpetuated Iran's presence in Syria and that Israel was therefore "utterly opposed" to it.

 

The public objection was rare for Netanyahu, who has sought to avoid confrontation with Moscow and Washington over Syria.