Netanyahu Talks Iran and Syria with Russian Minister

Jerome Frank
October 21, 2017

Ayoub accused the United States of trying to impede the progress of the army in its operations to combat terrorism through groups that have been forced to obey terrorist organizations such as ISIS and others to attack the Syrian regime army.

It is "not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants", Baqeri said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a September 2015 meeting in Moscow.

The Israeli military has carried out dozens of strikes in Syria on what it says are suspected weapons shipments to the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.

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For Israeli leaders, Iran's influence in Syria topped the agenda, specifically Iran's attempts to establish a permanent military presence in the country. The army said the battery targeted was the same that fired at Israeli jets last March, prompting Israel make use of its Arrow anti-missile system for the first time.

The call between Netanyahu and Putin also comes following a meeting between the two countries' defense chiefs, Avigdor Lieberman and Sergey Shoigu, in Tel Aviv, where Lieberman conveyed Israel's concern over Iran's military buildup in Syria.

Russian Federation backs the Assad regime and Israel and Moscow have established a hotline to avoid accidents over Syrian airspace.

During a UNSC session held Wednesday on the situation in the Middle East, Al-Jaafari reaffirmed Syria's sovereign right to the occupied Syrian Golan till the line of June 4th, 1967, stressing that this right is not subject to negotiation or concession.

On Monday, Israeli planes hit an anti-aircraft position near Syria's capital, Damascus.

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