US, Russia, Iran draw new red lines in Syria

Senior Iranian officials had also put the blame for the Tehran attacks on Riyadh, saying Saudi Arabia was "promoting terrorist groups" in Iran.

The Syrian government forces' march toward the Jordanian border comes two weeks after they reached the border with Iraq for the first time in years.

On Saturday, the Syrian army said it would suspend combat operations in Daraa for 48 hours to support "reconciliation efforts".

Iran's Revolutionary Guard is warning Islamic State militants that missile attacks launched into eastern Syria the previous day can be repeated if the extremists take action against Iran's security.

We now have irrefutable evidence that Iran can hit her enemies. The incident sparked concern with USA led coalition as they attempt to retake Raqqa.

Raising concerns over what he called "a risky escalation", the lawmaker said it wasn't in American interests to get involved in Syria's civil war.

The report shines a light on three key aspects of Iran's missile program: It reveals the existence of 12 previously unknown missile developments sites; it discloses details about the sites, including locations and facilities at the sites; and it describes the partnership between the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and North Korean experts.

The U.S. said it had downed the Syrian jet on Monday after it dropped bombs near the U.S. -backed Syrian Democratic Forces conducting operations against the Islamic State group, saying that was something it would not tolerate.

"The Syrian regime ... needs to understand that we will keep the right of self-defense of coalition forces aligned against ISIS", White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Monday.

He says: "We are not the initiator of any conflict and war but we do not tolerate creation of insecurity in our country".

He spoke as part of a TV package about the missile launches, showing them shoot off into the night from the western province of Kermanshah.

The attack was the punishment for the "criminal terrorists" and the revenge for the victims of a June 7 attack in Tehran.

Neither official could say for sure whether either of the two drones that the USA has shot down in southern Syria flew out of that base, but both said it was likely.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman echoed his sentiments, telling his Yisrael Beitenu faction that "Israel is not anxious".

On June 11, the Iranian military announced that they had evidence of direct U.S. support of Daesh militants.

With pro-Syrian government forces now between US -backed fighters at at-Tanf and predominantly Islamic State-controlled areas, any future offensive in the area will be hard.

Australia on Tuesday suspended its airstrikes against IS targets in Syria as a precaution, after Russian Federation announced it was suspending the hotline and warned the US -led coalition not to fly over Syrian army positions west of the Euphrates River.

  • Leroy Wright