Why Netanyahu Went to Meet Putin

(Ha'aretz) Barak Ravid - A senior Israeli official said the main topic Netanyahu wanted to discuss with Putin was the cease-fire in southern Syria, the conditions of which have not been finalized. "There is really no agreement, but only understandings regarding areas where there will be a cease-fire between the Syrian army and the rebels who do not belong to ISIS or al-Qaeda. All the rest of the details are still coming together." "Therefore, this is the time to exert an influence and we want to make a quick and urgent effort to ensure that our security interests are protected." The official said Israel believes that any arrangement between Russia and the U.S. must ensure that anyone who is not Syrian leaves the country.

2017-08-24 00:00:00

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