Russian delegation in Jerusalem to discuss Iran presence in Syria

A top Russian delegation and Putin’s envoy for Syria welcomed by Israeli President Netanyahu on Tuesday to discuss tensions that exist between Tehran and Jerusalem in Syria.

“According to a statement issued by Netanyahu’s bureau after the Jerusalem meeting, President Vladimir Putin’s special envoy for Syria Alexandra Lavrentiv and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin reiterated Moscow’s commitment to Israel’s security,” Haaretz news agency reported.

Tensions raised up between Tehran and Jerusalem earlier this week as Israeli military confirmed in an unusual statement on Monday it attacked Iranian Revolutionary Guards in Syria, AP reported.

For its part, the head of Iran’s air force said his country is impatient to fight back the Jewish country and destroy it.

In the last few months, Iran has been launching missiles towards neighboring countries such as Iraq and Syria and toward outer space, making US, Israel and neighboring countries concerned.

Russia is supporting the presence of Iranian forces in Syria despite Western countries concern about Tehran’s interfering approaches in the Middle East.