Israel Warns Russia Against Weapons Supplies to Syria

(Jerusalem Post) Herb Keinon - Russian arms sales to Syria during the current unrest there could have consequences unwanted by anyone, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday. He may have been referring to Moscow's recent delivery of Yaknot cruise missiles it sold to Damascus in 2007. Israel has expressed concerns that some of the missiles would fall into Hizbullah's hands. Regarding the Palestinian issue, Lieberman said Russia's support for unilateral Palestinian moves does not bring an agreement closer or improve relations between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel's position is that the type of support Russia has articulated for the PA's recent moves at the UN only increases the Palestinians' belief that they can get the world to impose a solution on Israel, thus making it more difficult to lure them to return to the negotiating table.

2011-12-08 00:00:00

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