German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the Iranian rocket attacks and Israel's response in Aachen, western Germany, and called for prudence and de-escalation.
Anxious about a new full-fledged war in the region between Iran and Israel, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to call for an immediate halt to "all hostile acts" after Israel and Iranian forces traded missile strikes in Syria and at the Golan Heights border.
Since its Islamic Revolution in 1979, Iran has refused to recognize Israel.
As a result of air strikes of Israel on Iranian facilities in Syria killed at least 27 people.
Israel and its allies have blamed Iran's Revolutionary Guards for initiating Thursday's exchange by launching missiles into the occupied Golan Heights.
Images released by the IDF show Iranian intelligence sites in Syria (IDF Spokesperson). "The Israeli, Russian and Iranian players will have to understand each other and discuss the future of Syria; therefore, the meeting is being held in order to try to advance Putin's initiative".
Syria's state news agency SANA said opposition fighters who made a decision to stay in the suburbs of Babila, Beit Sahem and Yalda will hand over the weapons and return to normal life. If it wants to keep its influence it will de-escalate the rising tensions near the Golan.
He said "six Syrian soldiers and 21 foreign fighters, including 11 Iranians" were among the dead.That updates the monitor's initial toll of 23, which did not specify the number of Iranians.
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Iran's foreign minister was due to leave Saturday for a whirlwind diplomatic tour as world leaders scramble to salvage something from the wreckage of a landmark nuclear deal in the wake of Washington's withdrawal.
Merkel told Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone call on Thursday that she supported maintaining the nuclear accord as long as Tehran upholds its side of the deal.
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Iran could directly attack Israel or alternatively activate its proxy Hezbollah.
Iran vowed to respond and since then there have been sporadic incidents that appear to be Israeli efforts to thwart just such a response.
Russian Federation warned Iran ahead of Israel's massive attack on its bases and facilities inside Syria, according to the London-based Arabic-language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat on Friday.
"We did not cross Iran's borders", he said.
But if they do escalate, the region could face one of its worst cross-border conflicts in decades, one that could potentially drag in the United States, a major ally of Israel, and Russian Federation, which is Syria's mightiest ally.