MINSK (Belarus) (Sputnik) — On Sunday, the Haaretz newspaper reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voiced his opposition to the Russian-US deal on the ceasefire as the agreement secures Iran's presence in war-torn Syria.
"I can guarantee that we have done everything and the US side has done everything to ensure that Israel's security interests within this framework are fully taken into account," Lavrov told reporters.
Russia, Iran and Turkey are guarantors of the Syrian ceasefire regime. The countries signed a memorandum on the establishment of four safe zones in Syria, which came into force on May 6. The four zones span the northwestern Idlib province and parts of the neighboring Latakia, Hama and Aleppo, the north of the central Homs province, Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, as well as southern Daraa and Quneitra regions.