Report: US, Russia agree to help Israel 'expel' Iran from Syria
Israel hopes, with the help of Russia and the United States, that enough pressure can be placed on Iranian-backed militias to the point where they can be removed.
The United States, Russia and Israel have reportedly reached a consensus on the need to restrict and eventually expel pro-Iranian forces from gaining influence in Syria, the Kuwati daily newspaper Al-Rai reported Saturday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to the Arab outlet, has reached an understanding with Washington and Moscow that pro-Iranian forces, including Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah, constitute an "existential threat" to the Jewish state.
WNU editor: I am always sceptical of these reports .... but I do know that there are tensions over war policy between Russia and Iran on Syria (Iran wants all out victory, while Russia prefers some form of agreement among most of the warring factions) .... and these differences have been more than evident in the past few months.