World War 3: US THREATEN Assad with ARMED FORCE if he tries to remove troops from Syria
04 June, 2018, 08:56
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has raised the possibility of conflict between his army and US forces in Syria if they do not withdraw from the country soon - prompting a warning from the Pentagon.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that Iranian advisers and Hezbollah fighters will be withdrawing from the southern regions of Daraa and Quneitra near Israel's Golan Heights. Al-Moallem says Israel is making false claims to try and pressure Iran, its archrival. A senior Israeli diplomat warned me this week that no agreement has been made for all of Syria, and that Israel would not be satisfied with a partial agreement to only keep Iranian forces away from its border.
Since March 30, at least 120 Palestinians have been killed and thousands more injured by the Israeli army's gunfire near the Gaza-Israel border fence.
In an interview with Russia's RT television network on Thursday, Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said the United States "is losing its cards" as the militant groups it supports have lost significant ground on the battlefield against the army, emphasizing that the Americans "should leave" Syrian soil.
Mr Assad, who is backed by Russian Federation and Iran, appears militarily unassailable in the war that has killed an estimated half a million people, uprooted around 6 million people in the country, and driven another 5 million overseas as refugees.
Israel has repeatedly vowed to prevent Iran establishing a permanent presence in Syria and Lebanon and has carried out dozens of air strikes against Iran-backed forces and attempts to smuggle advanced weapons to Hezbollah. 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.
There has been no confirmation of a deal between Russia, Israel and Iran however.
"Do not believe any statements on an agreement about the south of Syria unless the U.S. forces withdraw from al-Tanf area", Syria's Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said at a press conference, referring to the Southern de-escalation zone covering parts of the Deraa and Quneitra regions.
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.
'"But we all know that a new battle will not do any good for anyone", Kino said on June 1.
Since US President Donald Trump took office in 2017, Jerusalem has also expected Washington to shift its policy on Iranian involvement in Syria from one of tolerating Iran's role there to confronting it.
The Syrian government has not even started any negotiations with the militants in these areas, al-Moallem said, calling the USA troop withdrawal a necessary prerequisite for any such talks. The U.S. has military advisers based in Tanf.
In May, head of the Syrian government delegation to the Astana peace talks Bashar Jaafari called the United States military presence in al-Tanf and nearby Rukban refugee camp in the south of the country as "pure aggression and occupation".
The remarks by al-Moallem came in response to the recent reports of a Russian-backed deal in southern Syria about the withdrawal of Iranian-backed forces from areas close to the Syrian border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Verizon is expected to again be the exclusive mainstream carrier partner in the USA , though Project Fi support is expected too. It'll support the edge-to-edge notch design popularized by Apple, as well as some of the gesture controls used on the iPhone X.
Facebook is also promoting more local news stories and letting users rank the trustworthiness of various publications. At the same time, it is testing new products aimed at delivering news from trustworthy sources.
Despite the backlash, D'Souza is scheduled to speak at a two-day event being put on next month by the Republican Party of Florida. D'Souza said in one tweet that the students had received the "worst news since their parents told them to get summer jobs".
Trump says he didn't open the letter . "I said I'm not going to put them on until such time as the talks break down". Gen Kim Yong-chol's visit to Washington came a day after he met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in NY .
Clinton eventually visited North Korea as a former president in 2009 to secure the freedom of two detained American journalists. However, as a show of goodwill, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may open a Western burger franchise in Pyongyang, the NBC said.
According to a report in TMZ , the couple will be staying at the 6,000 sq feet Outlook cabin which is the 'The Royal Retreat'. UPDATE: After plenty of excitement, it turns out that Meghan and Harry may not be staying at the Jasper getaway after all.
In April, before West made the slavery remark, he tweeted that his wife told him to tone down his pro-Trump comments. Kanye addresses his mental health issues on Ye, as well as his drug use, and his marriage with Kim Kardashian .
James Neal got behind Washington's defense and sent a wrist shot from the left circle past Braden Holtby 7:58 into the game. Here is Holtby's save from Game Two, purely for comparison reasons, and not just because we can't get enough of it.
The reports said he will appear in a few episodes in Season 9; it is not known how his character will be written off the show. It seems AMC is trying to get its ducks in a row with the reports that Andrew Lincoln is leaving The Walking Dead .
Warriors lead Cavs heading into 4th quarter
After first saying he knew the game was tied , Smith backtracked saying , "I can't say I was sure of anything at that point". No team in National Basketball Association history has ever come back from an 0-3 deficit to win any best-of-seven series.
At least 25 dead after Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts
There were no immediate reports of any casualties, but authorities are advising those close to the crater to evacuate the area. A search was underway for the missing, though first responders efforts were hindered by the lava flow, officials said.
Teens are abandoning Facebook, Pew study confirms
The finding also focusses on yet another important aspect of the social media usage, the effect it has on teens life. However, 35% of teenagers admit that they use Snapchat the most often, while YouTube comes in second at 32%.
Aston Villa lose out on promotion to Premier League
Tom Cairney was the scorer, calmly slotting past Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after a superb through-ball from Ryan Sessegnon . It is a return to the Premier League for Fulham after they were relegated to the Championship in the 2013/2014 season.
Roseanne Barr Says She 'Begged' ABC Not to Cancel Her Show
Robert Iger, chairman of ABC owner Disney, said in a tweet , "There was only one thing to do here, and that was the right thing". Comedian and late show host Jimmy Kimmel spoke out in Roseanne's defence, telling people to back off and have some compassion.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Confirmed by Ubisoft; E3 Reveal Teased
The proximity of E3 lends weight to the report as well, as this is the time of year when surprises seem mostly likely to be blown. Naturally, speculation about the next game began nearly immediately, but Ubisoft has yet to say anything concrete about it.
USA trade tensions at fever pitch as steel deadline looms
In a clear reference to Trump, Macron added: "These solutions might bring symbolic satisfaction in the short term". Stocks in the U.S. fell as the administration ignored the pleas from business lobbying groups including the U.S.
Catsuit queen Serena back in winning business
Williams made her return to the Roland Garros courts in a skintight black catsuit, saying she does so for a couple reasons. Williams hopes to empower women to express their creativity and individuality through her new fashion collection.
Trump says North Korea talks positive
The ships were connected by a hose and engaged in some kind of activity, ministry officials said. The two planned a "day full of meetings" Thursday, the White House said.