PM to meet with Putin on Iran in Syria; Netanyahu: Iran creating another war-front against us, right here opposite the Golan Heights.
Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with President Vladimir Putin this month in Russia, their meeting to center on “preventing Iran from creating another war-front against us.”
Netanyahu confirmed a scheduled meeting for February 21. He announced he would travel to Moscow to meet with Putin, reporting “It’s very important that we continue to prevent Iran from entrenching in Syria. In many ways, we’ve blocked that advance and we’re committed to continue blocking it, preventing Iran from creating another war-front against us, right here opposite the Golan Heights. This is the main subject I will be discussing with President Putin.”
Their meeting will follow the Sochi summit on Syria, where Putin will again host Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Netanyahu’s announcement follows satellite imagery showing the erection of the S-300 surface-to-air missile systems in Syria. The prime minister is expected to address these developments with Putin, reports claiming he will likely speak with the Russian president ahead of their meeting as part of Israel and Russia’s ongoing military coordination on Syria.
Netanyahu and Putin last met in November of last year during the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of World War I Armistice in Paris. The prime minister referred to their meeting as “the conversation with President Putin was good and businesslike. I would even describe it as very important.”
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