Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss regional issues

Lucy Bush
January 31, 2018

He told reporters following the meeting that he made clear that Israel will not allow Iran to manufacture or deploy missiles in Lebanon; or turn Syria into a military base for the benefit of Iran.

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Assad said in a phone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin that if Israel again attacks on Syrian soil, he will fire SCUD missiles at Ben Gurion Airport.

The meeting came less than a week after he met US President Donald Trump in Davos, and he said that he spoke with the Russian leader about the same issues concerning Syria and Iran that he spoke about with Trump.

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Netanyahu, who had arrived in Moscow earlier Monday, had three separate meetings, spending several hours with the Russian president.

Haaretz reported that Netanyahu and Putin were expected to discuss Israel's opposition to any arrangement that would let Iranian forces remain on Syria's territory once the war is over, as well as the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Netanyahu said he and Putin talked about various "scenarios of escalation" in the region, and how they can be dealt with.

Netanyahu was directing his cautionary statement to the one person who is perhaps most able to influence Iran on the subject, as their joint interest in propping up the Assad regime in Syria has made allies of Moscow and Tehran.

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The visit has been confirmed by the Prime Minister's Office. "That is our mission today as well".

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"The history of the 20th century shows to what extent the consequences of such essentially anti-human ideology can lead".

"I very much appreciate this invitation and your personal attendance in this place on this day, that reflects our common struggle against the greatest evil that humanity has known", Netanyahu said.

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As a gift, the Russian president handed him an original letter that Oskar Schindler sent to his wife, Netanyahu said.

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