The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said on 21 January that it had hit alleged Iranian military facilities in Syria, including weapons depots in the area of Damascus International Airport, an intelligence centre, and a training camp, in response to a reported rocket strike on the Golan Heights.

“With regard to the latest Israeli attacks, we said that such arbitrary attacks on sovereign Syrian territory should be stopped and excluded. Any strikes destabilise the situation even more. No one should conduct actions in Syria that go beyond the scope of antiterrorist objectives”, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said in an interview with Russian media.

Vershinin praised the operation of the Russian-Israeli deconfliction mechanism, which has been in place for over a year, and voiced readiness to make it even more efficient. He also claimed that related discussions between the country’s military were underway.

“We obviously want a more efficient deconfliction mechanism. We want to avoid incidents similar to what happened to our aircraft”, Vershinin said.

At the same time, Vershinin noted that, in general, between Russia and Israel “the military line of deconfliction is steadily working, the line has been operational for over a year and we are improving it”.

The statement comes after the Israeli military announced that they had attacked alleged Iranian arms depots in Syria and several air defence batteries, which opened fire on the aircraft involved in the bombings. The attack, according to the Israeli military, was a response to an attempted rocket attack on the Golan Heights, which was reported the day before.

On 13 January, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel, in order to prevent Iran’s military consolidation in Syria, is ready to step up attacks on Iranian facilities in the neighbouring country.

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Iranian spokesman Ramazan Sharif has denied Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims about airstrikes on Iranian bases in Syria as baseless.
Relations between Israel and Iran have recently been even more strained. Israel has been opposing alleged Iran’s military presence in Syria, fearing Tehran might gain increased influence in the region. Iran has stressed that it only sends advisers at the request of the Syrian government.
Source: Sputnik
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Israel is being a pest, the American public sees it and is more than tired of it….go it alone Isreal….you may think you’re some sorta of special people…as you splatter neighbors///Iran is not the problem you are! I hope you’re prepared to give millions to rebuild Syria…because your bully actions mean the US billions….is on the line….we the people decide..not the politicians you think you have in the pocket and right now….your about the dirtiest country in the world…and buy Russia a new aircraft show some class NOT ONE MORE BOMB…The other thing….if you think you can disrespect Russia you… Read more »

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“America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil. Before the settlers, before the Indians… the evil was there… waiting.” ― William S. Burroughs The US public barely don’t give a fück about anything happening outside USA. http://www.nuts.zone/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/fun-maps-17.jpg http://www.ricdes.com/wp-content/stuff/americans.jpg http://freedomandprosperity.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Jan-15-18-Trump-Map-3.jpg Actually, USA more needs Israel than the contrary since Bibi made it a Silicon Valley v2.0 better than v1.0. Raytheon can’t do without Rafael and Elbit, Lockheed Martin can’t do without IAI (doing F-35 wings), Intel is building a $40bln factory there, Apple hasn’t waited for ’em… – US Navy did a drill about invading Israel,… Read more »

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We don’t want Israel it can play with themselves by themselves any country that slaughter neighbors really should be left to rot…here is my worry… it’s such a tiny country that essentially in today’s modern warfare every inch could be blown up quite easily and quickly…here one minute then gone…how long can the iron dome last…with that said….one would think they A) not consider themselves equal to Russia 1000times larger…its not Israel that could blow all of Russia up B) with social media….Israel and USA are over once Trump leaves office…due to Israel aggressive nature…so you did not identify yourself… Read more »

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STOP BOMBING SYRIA>>>THE WORLD DOES NOT LIKE IT

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lol! cos israel will wipe out russian air defence systems and embarrass putin

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I didn’t see anything in the article to support the headline. I’ve read no statement that anyone could interpret as ‘a warning’. More wishful thinking. Russia is not going to do anything towards Israel that does not involve a Russian tripwire…I.E. Russian troops or aircraft being attacked. When it comes to attacking Israel or shooting down their aircraft, Iran would be far more likely to do so than Russia. If their assets are continually attacked, then they also have the same right as Russia…although paranoid Israel (and the rest of the west) does not see it that way. Iran is… Read more »