BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 A.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, speaking from Jerusalem on Sunday.
Netanyahu revealed that the aim of the visit would be to discuss matters which he considers to be crucial to Israel’s security.
“We will not tolerate the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies anywhere in Syria – not close to the border and not far away from it,” said Netanyahu.
He added that he would demand that Syria and the Syrian military “strictly uphold the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement.”
SOT, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew): “This week I will fly to Moscow for an important meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. We meet from time-to-time in order to ensure security coordination and, of course, to discuss regional developments. At the meeting I will reiterate the two basic principles of Israel’s policy: First, we will not tolerate the establishment of a military presence by Iran and its proxies anywhere in Syria – not close to the border and not far away from it. Second, we will demand that Syria, and the Syrian military, strictly uphold the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement. Of course, I am in constant contact with the American government. These ties with the two largest powers are very important to Israel’s security at all times, and especially at this time.”
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