BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a phone conversation on Friday that touched on a number of topics, including the current war in Syria, a Kremlin statement read this afternoon.
According to the Kremlin, the two leaders expressed their readiness to coordinate inside Syria and expand their relations in the region.
“The situation in Syria was discussed in the context of joint efforts to ensure security in the Syrian-Israeli border area. Both sides expressed readiness to boost coordination on Syria, including on countering international terrorism,” the statement said.
While the statement did not mention the current situation in southwest Syria, it is very likely that the two leaders discussed this topic, especially since the U.S. issued a stern warning to the Syrian government on Thursday.