Iranian foreign ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, explained to reporters that media reports which tout the line that Israel is working with Russia to withdraw Iranian forces from Syria, are false. Some of these reports even find their way into Russian state-run media outlets such as RT and Sputnik, raising questions about the effectiveness or aims of its possibly unchecked or unsupervised news-writers, critics of Israeli media efforts have noted. “Iran’s ties with Moscow are strong and we are always in touch and consult with each other,” the ministry spokesman told reporters in Tehran, who disregarded the suggestions that Russia was working against Syria’s sovereign right to have Iranian military and strategic assistance in its war against U.S-Israeli sponsored terrorism. On a visit last week to Moscow where he met Russian President Vladimir Putin, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed the Jewish state would “not allow the military entrenchment of Iran in Syria”.
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