The centre right Israeli daily newspaper, Maariv declares that last week, Israel and Iran took part in secret negotiations in Jordan.

According to Maariv, the negotiations took place in a plush hotel in Amman, the capital of Jordan. It appears that the Israeli delegation included several higher officials and the Vice-Director of Mossad. As for the Iranian delegation, it was headed by Iran’s ambassador to Jordan.

The two delegations never actually managed to meet face-to-face: a Jordanian was tasked with going to and fro between the rooms of the Israeli and the Iranians. Maariv did not specify whether Syria was represented in these negotiations.

Maariv also declares also that the parties have sketched out an agreement that it appears, would:
• require Iranian forces and the Hezbollah to withdraw from the south of Syria;
• require the Syrian Arab Republic to give a guarantee that Iran will not intervene in the areas around Israel
• require Jordan to stop jihadists from entering Syria from its territory and
• require Israel to put an end to all intervention in Syria.

Anoosha Boralessa