Netanyahu says he told Putin that Israel will oppose Iran’s presence in Syria

Netanyahu says he told Putin that Israel will oppose Iran’s presence in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a weekly government session on Sunday that he had told Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Israel would be taking action against the military presence of Iran on the whole territory of Syria, TASS reported.

"At the end of the week, I spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. I reiterated our main principles towards Syria - first of all, Iran must leave the territory of Syria. Secondly, we will be taking measures and we are already taking action against efforts to establish the military presence of Iran and its satellites close to the border [with Israel] and deep in Syria".

"We will act against these efforts in any part of Syria," the prime minister’s office quoted him as saying.

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