Iran coordinates with Russia its military presence in Syria near Israel, official says

MOSCOW - Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Friday that Tehran coordinates positions on its military presence in Syria with Moscow and Damascus.
He made his comments at a conference in Moscow, in response to a question about whether Iran might withdraw its forces from Syria's southern border region, near Israel.
Velayati also said that US sanctions against Iran could raise oil prices and harm oil consumers.