Putin and Netanyahu discuss situation in Middle East

Putin and Netanyahu discuss situation in Middle East

Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation, during which they discussed the situation in the Middle East, including the Syria issue, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.

"Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation exchanged views on the situation in the Middle East, focusing on the Syria issue," the statement reads.

The two leaders held a meeting in Moscow on July 11, which the Israeli prime minister described as "very important." Netanyahu told Putin that Israel strongly opposed Iran’s presence in Syria. At the same time, he said that Israeli-Russian talks provided an opportunity to enhance security and the level of trust in the Middle East, TASS recalls.

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