Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was in Sochi, Russia for a surprise get together with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday, amid a fast-changing strategic landscape in the Middle East.
During the meeting, Putin notably stressed that in light of “the start of a more active phase of the political process […] foreign armed forces will be withdrawing from the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.”
The comments, as translated by the Kremlin’s website, were later clarified on Friday.
Putin’s statement to al-Assad referred to foreign forces including Iran and Hezbollah, Russia’s envoy in Syria, Alexander Lavrentyev, was paraphrased by the Associated Press as saying. The comments, he said, were also in reference to US and Turkish forces.
Al-Assad’s visit to Russia came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s significantly more high-profile trip to Moscow last week, which coincided with a massive Israeli air campaign targeting Iranian assets in Syria.
And there goes Iran’s plan. Up in smoke already. Weasels
Mossad and US forces are included in that too buddy
Jon Micheal Swearingen
Israel has no plans to be in Syria, only protect it’s border. it’s the Iranians that are worse off.
Iran is a neighbor of Syria with historic interests and is hardly going to accept such nonsense from anyone. Iran was the first nation to come to Syria’s aid when requested by the legitimate government of Dr. Assad and invited. Putin is under pressure from Russian Jew oligarchs and Nutter Yahoo and spinning many yarns.
Thanks for saying boldly.
Okeugo’s comprehension levels are as big as the hair on his head…….
Israel will be annihilated anyways, you can bitch about it all you want…it’s coming kiddo.
One small correction: the total force of the Shia Militias (including the Iranian forces: mostly Basij volunteers) is NOT 100,000. If that was true they would have already won the war. The actual number according to Tasnim news is: 8500.
Shuja Pasha, I feel ur pain. Keep crying all u want. Israel ain’t Syrian rebels. I honestly hope and pray Iran actually goes to war with them, ur so dumb u can’t seem to see the Iranians have gone back into their shells. Heard anything from them of late? Idiot of a human being
Okeugo Aluta Chris it is illegally occupying a land that does not belong to them
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