Netanyahu-Putin Meeting in Moscow Sends a Message to Iran

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu met with Russian President Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, their ninth meeting since Russia became active militarily in Syria in September 2015. Russia is militarily camped out in Israel's backyard, and it is important for the two countries to understand each other's interests so that they do not clash. Perhaps most importantly, Putin standing alongside Netanyahu sends a message to the Iranians. Moscow has let the Iranians know on more than one occasion that it would like them to leave Syria, and the apparent closeness between the two leaders is a subtle hint to the Iranians that Russia may give Israel a freer hand to operate in Syria.

2018-07-12 00:00:00

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