"If this works, this is an auspicious signal, would be an auspicious signal, that our policy objective - the objective that I think so many of us share, of getting these guys out of Syria ultimately - that there's a path in that direction", the official said.
The leaders are satisfied with the "successful U.S. -Russia" military efforts that have "dramatically accelerated" the group's battlefield losses, according to a joint statement issued after the leaders met briefly on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam. A USA official who requested anonymity said the joint statement shows both leaders back a political solution and peace process. If it hadn't been for Russia's air support, Iran's militias would not have expanded and would not have even survived defeat. It's also the country with the most military activity in Syria. "The ultimate political solution to the conflict must be forged through the Geneva process" under United Nations resolutions.
The Israeli military says it has shot down an unmanned aircraft that attempted to infiltrate Israeli airspace from neighbouring Syria.
Israel used a Patriot missile to shoot down a drone approaching the Golan Heights on the border with Syria on Saturday, the Israel Defense Forces said. However, the internationally acceptable positioning, albeit temporary, would mean regional conflict between Iraq, Israel and Turkey, all of which are getting ready for the "post-ceasefire" stage.Recently published satellite maps show that Iran is building a series of small military bases, extending from the southern suburbs of Damascus to the Golan, apart from the military compounds built by Lebanese Hezbollah in its positions in other areas inside Syria. It considered that the civil war serves Israeli purposes - a sectarian swamp in which "Hezbollah" and Iranian powers get involved with "ISIS" and thought that they must have lost a lot of militants during the past three years.
Israel opposes any permanent presence in Syria by archenemy Iran and its Hezbollah allies, especially near the Israeli border.
Like the rest of the region, Israel underestimated in the beginning the Iranian infiltration in Syria. Meanwhile, Iran and Israel are preparing for the next phase.
While largely staying on the sidelines of the Syrian war, Israel has carried out repeated airstrikes against suspected weapons shipments to Hezbollah.
"We hold the Syrian regime responsible for any firing or breach of sovereignty and call on it to hold back all players active in its territory", Lieberman said in a statement. "We will not allow the establishment of a Shiite front on our border".