Netanyahu tells Putin Israel won't allow Iran to establish itself in Syria

The Israeli Prime Minister told the Russian President in a phone conversation that Israel firmly opposes Iran's attempts to establish its presence in Syria and will act to protect its security interests if needed.
Netanyahu, Putin Photo credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday about issues related to Syria and Iran.

Netanyahu reiterated Israel's firm opposition to Iran's attempts to establish its presence in Syria, as well as Israel's intention to protect its security interests. The Russian news agency RT reported that the call was initiated by Netanyahu.

Earlier on Tuesday, Putin spoke on the phone with US President Donald Trump and with King Salman of Saudi Arabia. He reportedly updated them on his recent conversation with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad.

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