He was referring to al-Tanf region in southern Homs province, where the Pentagon has a military base. "They [the agreements] stipulate that this de-escalation zone should consolidate stability, while all non-Syrian forces must be withdrawn from this area", Lavrov said.
But it appears only a matter of time before Damascus moves its forces south. Russian Federation has hinted that "foreign forces" should withdraw from Syria, and Israel has interpreted that to include Iran.
Israeli officials have maintained that they can not tolerate a continued Iranian military presence in Syria.
A top Iranian general denied reports his military and Tehran-backed militias were withdrawing from Syria, Iranian media reported Sunday.
"The U.S. troops should withdraw from Syria and Syrian sovereignty over the Tanf area is undoubted", he said.
"There are Iranian advisers in Syria some of whom were martyred while working with the Syrian Arab army and their presence is part of an agreement and in co-ordination with the armed forces on where they should be", al-Moallem said. The SDF, which Assad dubbed the "only problem left in Syria", would be confronted with force if negotiations fail, the president said.
"Of course", he added, "I will reiterate an unchanging truth: Israel will not allow Iran to achieve nuclear weapons".
The US's presence in Syria is not sanctioned under global law.
More than 2,000 USA troops are now in Syria fighting alongside the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the northeast as well as in the enclave of At-Tanf in the south along the Jordanian border.
Israel has frequently attacked military targets inside Syria in what is widely viewed as an attempt to prop up the terrorist groups that have been suffering heavy defeats at the hands of Syrian soldiers. As part of the deal, Russian Federation is also demanding the withdrawal of all foreign forces - including Iranian, American and Turkish forces - from Syrian territory.
In the meantime, Bashar al-Assad told RT channel earlier this week there had never been any "Iranian troops" on the Syrian territory.
Syria's foreign minister says Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country.
"In talks this week between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahuand Russian President Vladimir Putin, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well, Netanyahu stressed that Iran needs to leave all of Syria", the official said.
Tel Aviv hit back over 30 airstrikes targeting several known jihadi redoubts and training camps inside Palestinian-controlled Gaza, in one of the heaviest Israeli aerial barrage since the 2014 war with Hamas.
"Neither Turkey, nor U.S. has a right to negotiate [about] the [fate of the] Syrian cities", he said, as cited by the Syrian SANA state news agency.
But Assad said Iran's presence in Syria has been limited to officers assisting the army.
Trump cancelled the on-off North Korea summit in late May, blaming the country's " tremendous anger and open hostility ". Trump said the lengthy conversation Friday "went very well" and called it "a get to know you kind of a situation".
Tropical Storm Alberto's heavy downpours brought almost 7 inches of rain in 24 hours to North Carolina causing several mudslides. In the North Carolina mountains, one of those landslides was blamed for a gas leak that destroyed a home, killing two people.
A tweet sent out by Kardashian West about her visit was later retweeted by Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas welcomed Trump's announcement that he meant to pardon D'Souza.
Defender Dejan Lovren had the best chance to open in a header that grazed Brazil goalkeeper Alisson's right post after a corner. Roberto Firmino: "I'm very happy to play and score at home [ Anfield ], helping the team earn the victory".
The EU said the imposition of the tariffs is "inconsistent with the US' obligations and rights set out in the WTO Agreement". He added: "We believe in a rules-based system, a multilateral system, President Trump doesn't and we must understand that".
US first lady Melania Trump arrives in the Rose Garden to speak at the White House May 7, 2018 in Washington , DC. Conspiracy theories are growing and not likely to stop with the latest news of the first lady's absence.
Hundreds of rescue workers, including firefighters, police and soldiers worked to recover bodies from the still-smoking lava. Farmers covered in ash fled for their lives as civil defense staffers tried to relocate them to shelters during the event.
Avenatti is an active thorn in the side of the White House and had come to court to press for his inclusion in the proceedings. Avenatti denied that he did anything wrong. "Not even the same firm in the case", he said.
Andre Burakovsky chipped in with two assists of his own as the Capitals won their first-ever game in a Stanley Cup final. It's just the way it works out sometimes. "We just. play on instincts". "We really need to simplify things".
However, his pain could be short-lived as the Red Devils are reportedly looking to bring him to the Premier League regardless. Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon , meanwhile, said: "It's been a fantastic season for me and the team".
The clip shows what seems to be a Spartan-looking character kicking another solider off a cliff; an homage to Frank Miller's 300. The leak originally came from upcoming Assassin's Creed merchandise, which was spotted by French site, JeuxVideoLive .
According to the fan encyclopedia at Fallout Wikia, Vault 76 was meant to open just 20 years after a 2077 nuclear conflict. The song could indicate that the game might take place around West Virginia and the mountainous region.
OPEC Production Falls To 13-Month Low
The global benchmark, Brent crude, little changed in the previous session, was up 16 cents, at US$77.72 per barrel. Speculators in Brent crude cut their net long positions in the week by 49,638 contracts to 451,966.
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Coach Steve Kerr had said Thompson, who suffered a sprained left ankle in Game 1 on Thursday, would be evaluated after warmups. Rather than settle in his isolation possessions, Durant looked to make plays when he encountered resistance in the half court.
Facebook sinking fast among US teens
The shares of teenagers who use Twitter and Tumblr are largely comparable to the shares who did so in the 2014-2015 survey . The survey discovered that 50 percent of female users said they were always online compared with 39 percent of male users.
Roseanne says she ‘begged’ ABC to save her show
Roseanne Barr has been widely criticised for a tweet she posted to Valeri Jarret, a former White House advisor for Barack Obama . Her show has become a weekly source of controversy in the current American zeitgeist and it looks like ABC had just had enough.
Germany's Joachim Low rules himself out of Real Madrid running
Zinedine Zidane is being lined as the next manager of the Qatar national team on a £50 million-a-year deal, according to reports . Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014, said: "I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together.
Zinedine Zidane: Real reason manager quit Real Madrid
Mohamed Salah faces a tight fight to play in Egypt's FIFA World Cup group games, as per one of Liverpool's physiotherapists. Although it's early and updates on Salah's status will follow, Egypt appear to have dodged a major bullet.