Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia on Wednesday that its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “would be safe” from the Zionist entity, but Moscow “should encourage Iranian forces quit Syria”, a senior Israeli official said.
“They (Russia) have an active interest in seeing a stable Assad regime and we in getting the Iranians out. These can clash or it can align,” the Israeli official said.
“We won’t take action against the Assad regime,” the official quoted Netanyahu as telling Putin in Moscow, and added the Israeli leader came away reassured that “they (Russia) are getting the Iranians out”.
The Zionist entity has been on high alert as Syrian government forces have been engaging in an operation to liberate the country’s south from terrorists, who have been backed by US and occupation forces.
Tel Aviv has repeatedly voiced concern over Syria’s allies, Iran and Hezbollah, for their role in aiding the Syrian government to secure areas controlled by foreign-backed terrorists.