Photo: Reuters
Putin, Netanyahu
Photo: Reuters

PM meets Russia's Putin for Syria talks

Netanyahu expected to ask Putin not to carry out sale of S-300 air defense systems to Assad, for fear deal would complicate foreign intervention in Syrian war

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday at Putin’s residence in Sochi.


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said upon meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin that he was pleased at the opportunity to discuss instability at the Middle East with Russia. The Russian president thanked the prime minister for accepting the invitation to visit Russia.


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The two are expected to discuss developments in Syria and the reported deal between Russia and Bashar Assad's regime.

(צילום: EPA)

Putin, Netanyahu meet (Photo: EPA) 


Recently it was reported that Netanyahu was to ask Putin not to carry out the sale of the S-300 air defense systems to the Syrian president, as Israel is concerned that Russia selling Assad the advanced air defense system could complicate any foreign intervention in the Syrian war.


Russia said on Friday it had no new plans to sell an advanced air defense system to the Assad government but left open the possibility it could deliver the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems under an existing contract.


Reuters contributed to this report



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