On eve of Netanyahu-Putin talks, Russia warns over Jordan Valley annexation

Russia warned Wednesday that Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to annex the West Bank's Jordan Valley could escalate tensions as the prime minister geared up to hold talks with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi a day later.


The Russian Foreign Ministry said it was concerned over Netanyahu's plan, saying its implementation could lead to a "sharp escalation

of tensions in the region (and) undermine hopes for the establishment of long-awaited peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors."


Moscow pointed out that Netanyahu's pre-election pledge drew a "sharp negative reaction" in the Arab world and reiterated its call for direct talks between Israel and Palestinians.


פרסום ראשון: 09.11.19, 22:03