"PM Netanyahu met with US Special Representative for Syrian Affairs James Jeffrey. The two discussed the situation in Syria and the joint effort to stop Iran's terror and aggression," the office said in a statement.
Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Bahram Qassemi has said that Tehran would maintain its presence in Syria as long as Damascus wants it to. The diplomat noted thatthe fight against terrorism was one of the Iranian forces' tasks in Syria, apart from granting support to the war-torn country’s government.
Iranian Supreme Leader's Top Adviser for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati has noted that the Iranian presence in Syria was coordinated with Moscow and Damascus and did not have to be agreed with Israel.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in August that Syria was seeking to reinstate the country's army to the pre-war level and even increase the number of its forces, stressing that Israel was ready to any scenarios, adding that Israel was closely monitoring the situation with the rebuilding of the Syrian army, emphasizing that his country was ready to any scenario.