He also praised as "glorious" the operation, during which the Syrian army fired dozens of rockets at the occupied Golan Heights in response to the Israeli regime's continued aggression against the Arab country.
"Of course", he added, "I will reiterate an unchanging truth: Israel will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weapons".
Long-simmering tensions between Israel and Iran in Syria stepped up considerably in recent months, beginning in February, when an Iranian drone carrying explosives was flown from the T-4 air base in central Syria into Israeli airspace, and was shot down by an IAF helicopter.
An element of the Israeli strategy has also been to back up the diplomacy with force in Syria. Those areas include eastern neighbourhoods of the northern city of Aleppo, the eastern province of Deir el-Zour and parts of Idlib and Hama provinces to the west.
Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria.
Shamkhani's statement was made after Russian officials, including Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, stressed that Iranian forces and Lebanese Hezballah militia should leave southwestern Syria as soon as possible. "There are no fixed military bases for the Islamic Republic of Iran and what Israel is circulating are lies".
The Syrian foreign minister also said that the government seeks to resolve all the existing issues, primarily through negotiations and dialog, adding, however, that, should the diplomatic efforts fail, Damascus would likely be forced to use other means.
The Syrian foreign minister further thanked Iran for helping Syria in the ongoing war against foreign-backed militant groups.
"You should not believe the statements made about the agreement on Syria's south as long as the United States forces have not withdrawn from al-Tanf", he said.
US forces are based in a southern desert pocket further east at Tanf, a strategic highway border crossing with Iraq.
Muallem also said that the presence of USA forces in Syria was illegitimate and they must withdraw from the Syrian territory, including Tanf area in the south.
Over 2,000 United States troops in Syria are embedded with the SDF in the northeast as well as in the enclave of At-Tanf in the south, along the Jordanian border.
Tehran supports Moscow's efforts to impose Syrian government control over the south, a senior Iranian security official was quoted as saying on Saturday.
Elliott Abrams, who served as a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration, told me Friday that Netanyahu has been explaining to Putin " the threat to Israeli security posed by Iran's presence in Syria". The cease-fire means the Syrian rebels have continued to control an area along the Golan and Jordan's border.
The Internet is having fun with LeBron James reaction to J Smith in the final match of National Basketball Association . You can say something like, 'Meet you at the bus.' I'm gonna keep taking care of my family.
Another journalist, Sergiy Grishyn, said "Babchenko will have to give me money for pills" for the stress he'd suffered. Since 2012, the Russian government has been prosecuting him for critical reports against the incumbent authority.
Lastly, Salvation Army and the Greater Cincinnati Retail Bakers Association will hold a "Donut Day" in downtown Cincinnati. Walmart: Visitors to Walmart stores on Friday might get a free doughnut when they pass the bakery section of the store.
Over his National Hockey League career, Holtby has a 2.04 GAA and.929 save percentage in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Capital One Arena in downtown Washington was packed with red-clad fans watching Game 2 on the videoboards.
Tom Cairney was the scorer, calmly slotting past Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after a superb through-ball from Ryan Sessegnon . He was tricked by Grealish and could only clumsily bring the 22 year old down.
With that being said, we still fought and clawed back at the end of the quarter, being down four, which was good for us. Cleveland Cavaliers centre Tristan Thompson , top, was ejected for a flagrant foul in Game 1 against the Warriors .
Video images published by Sacatepezuez television showed a charred landscape where a lava flow came into contact with homes. David de Leon, a CONRED spokesman, said a change in wind was to blame for the volcanic ash falling on parts of the capital.
North Korea also demanded the United States stop military exercises with South Korea, the North's Rodong Sinmun newspaper said. A US delegation traveled to the country over the weekend to discuss the possible meeting.
Immediately afterward, he tweeted that he had had substantive talks on the priorities for the potential summit. They met for 45 minutes and Jo brought Clinton a letter from Kim, the father of North Korea's current leader.
One fan tweeted that there's "zero chance" Randall delivers on his wager, but he was quick to respond, "100% chance". He later added, "Even if the Cavs do lose, I actually still plan on doing something for the fans".
Brazil's Neymar to return from injury against Croatia
He joined Jesus and Willian in attack, with Coutinho dropping into the midfield place vacated by Fernandinho. He did not warm up with the Brazilian team on Sunday, which had again raised concerns among supporters.
Official says Cohen prosecutors will get phone contents soon
Wood also noted that Avenatti could potentially affect whether or not Cohen is given a fair trial if the case ever gets far. He said this was "very surprising and disturbing to me" as an attorney for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Tom Arnold Thinks Roseanne Wanted Her Show To Get Cancelled
Jarrett said Iger called her on Tuesday before announcing that ABC , which is owned by Disney, was pulling the plug on the show. "I think she is just mean - she's just always ready to say a awful thing, whatever will hurt the most ", the source said .
Injured Morgan included in England ODI squads
England , now number one in the ODI world rankings, defeated Australia 4-1 in a five-match series held in Australia in January. The hard-hitting batsman tweeted: "It's a great honour to be leading the ICC World XI side, that too for such a good cause".
Melania Trump hasn't appeared in public for 19 days
Media outlets like CNN and Newsweek are fueling that speculation with reports about her absence from the public eye. Melania Trump has also not been present for several other White House events that first ladies usually attend.
Facebook scraps 'outdated' trending news section
Nonetheless, the dustup prompted inquiries from partisan legislators aghast at the thought of political bias. Hardiman provided some examples of what the site may replace the section with in the near future.
Canada Imposes Retaliatory Tariffs On US Imports
The EU has threatened retaliatory duties on $3.3 billion of US exports of products such as motorcycles , jeans and whiskey . Tata Steel Europe urged the EU Commission to "take swift and robust action to combat the indirect effects" of the tariffs .
First Look at FALLOUT 76 Reveals More Than You Think!
If it is set in 2102 then we'll likely see some remnants of the society that fell following the nuclear war of 2077. In the background you can hear the song " Take Me Home, Country Roads ", by John Denver which was released in 1971.
Why Serena Williams wore a catsuit to the French Open
Rafael Nadal finished off a rain-interrupted victory as he begins his try for a record-extending 11th French Open title. Serena next faces No. 17 Ashleigh Barty , of Australia, in the second round at Roland Garros.