Russia has warned Iran of the consequences of attack in Syria

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Al-Shehri told Arab News: "There have been many Israeli attacks on Iranian positions in Syria in the past, but Iran never reacted".

U.N. Secretary-General Guterres is urging an immediate halt to "all hostile acts" to avoid "a new conflagration" in the Middle East after Israeli forces bombed Iranian targets inside Syria.

State news agency SANA says opposition fighters who made a decision to stay in the suburbs of Babila, Beit Sahem and Yalda will hand over the weapons and return to normal life.

Israel is thought to have conducted at least three separate attacks against Iranian positions in Syria in recent weeks, with the deadliest killing seven Iranians in a Syrian airbase on April 9.

That Netanyahu, Trump's most ardent supporter in dumping the JCPOA, was in Moscow the day before the attack signals many things - not least the risky complexity of having so many powers at play in such a confined conflict.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the Iranian rocket attacks and Israel's response in Aachen, western Germany, and called for prudence and de-escalation.

Its foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said "all issues should be solved through dialogue" and that Russian Federation had warned Israel to avoid "all actions that could be seen as provocative". No Israeli soldier or civilian was hurt, and there was no damage on the Israeli side.

In fact, that last declaration was from Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, reacting, in December, 1960, to reports that had actually reached President-elect John Kennedy- a recognized challenger of nuclear expansion- that Israel was dealing with a bomb at its reactor in Dimona.

Israel's military appeared confident that its wave strikes had deterred Iran from another attack in the near future. Further, Israel informing Russian Federation about its pending attack on Syria demonstrates that Netanyahu respects Russian Federation and Putin in particular. The battle to decide the fate of the Assad regime, after all, is largely over. Victorious alliances often fracture after the common goal has been achieved and the erstwhile allies pursue different, competing goals.

Iran has deployed hundreds of troops in Syria, apparently as military advisers to the Syrian military. And Tehran does have ambitions in Syria that Moscow does not share. "I send a clear message to the Assad regime that our actions are aimed at Iranian targets inside Syria but if the Syrian army will act against us, we will act against it".

"Get rid of the Iranians and it will possible to turn another page", Liberman added at the event in Katzrin, which abuts the Israel-Syria border. If Iran looks like it is spinning up a regional conflict, it may invite a US attack that would seal its fate. Although Putin's and Netanyahu's interests with regard to Syria may be convergent, they are not identical.

"For now, we're not talking about any deliveries of new modern (air defense) systems", Izvestia cited Kozhin as saying when asked about the possibility of supplying Syria with S-300s.

"We are monitoring the overall situation, but in relation to our area, the situation has been quiet", said Andrea Tenenti, spokesman for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Netanyahu also marched with President Putin and, like the almost one million Russians who joined the march, carried a placard with a photo and name of a loved one lost in the World War II conflict.

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