Shoygu to arrive for meetings with Liberman and Netanyahu Monday; Meetings to center on Iran, nuclear deal, Syria and Hezbollah, Oct. 16, 2017.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu will arrive in Israel Monday to hold meetings with Israeli officials on Iran, Hezbollah Syria.
Shoygu is scheduled to meet with Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman as well as Prime Minister Netanyahu.
Shoygu will arrive in Israel following meetings in Washington with US Defense Secretary James Mattis, their meeting centered on Iran’s missile program and the nuclear deal.
Liberman previously met with Shoygu in Russia in April, their meeting centered on Syria, Hezbollah and Iran.
The meeting comes following numerous diplomatic steps by the United States and Israel regarding Iran in the past few weeks. Last week President Trump officially decertified the nuclear deal and announced sanctions on Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.
Photo: Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, CC, 2017