“Support for Syria’s territorial integrity and the independence of Syrian sovereignty were also emphasised in the agreement,” Brigadier-General Abolghasem Alinejad said.
Tehran has provided steady political, financial and military backing to President Bashar al-Assad as he fought back against a seven-year uprising.
‘No place for the weak’
Israel has sought to avoid direct involvement in the conflict but acknowledged carrying out dozens of air attacks in Syria to stop what it says are deliveries of advanced weaponry to its Lebanese enemy Hezbollah.
“We are working to prevent Iran from establishing a military presence in Syria,” Netanyahu said.
“We will not relent in pursuit of this goal just as we did not relent in bringing about the cancellation of the bad nuclear agreement with Iran.”
Israel launched air attacks on three Syrian military facilities in July following the incursion of what it said was a Syrian drone into its airspace in Quneitra province.
Israel’s prime minister said there was a “simple truth” in the Middle East and elsewhere in the world where “there’s no place for the weak”.
“The weak collapse, get butchered, are erased from history. And the strong, for better or worse, are the ones who survive.
“The strong are the ones who are respected, the strong are the ones with whom alliances are struck, and eventually the strong are the ones with whom you make peace.”