Israel, Russia Discuss Regional Security Coordination

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Saturday night with Russian President Vladimir Putin about regional developments "with an emphasis on Syria and a continuation of security coordination on that front, coordination that has already proven itself in the prevention of misunderstandings," the Prime Minister's Office said. The Kremlin said the two leaders also talked about the "Palestinian-Israeli peace process." Russia supported the anti-settlement resolution at the UN on Dec. 23, but after the vote, issued a statement criticizing the way it was brought to the Security Council. "Our experience shows convincingly that a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is only possible through direct talks between Palestinians and Israelis without any preconditions," the statement said. Russia's Deputy Ambassador to Israel Alexander Dubrovin told Army Radio last week that Moscow had wanted the vote delayed, but was rebuffed on this by the other countries on the Security Council. He also said that Moscow was not happy that the resolution focused primarily on the settlements.

2017-01-02 00:00:00

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