Netanyahu to travel to Moscow to meet with Putin

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel on Monday to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the Iranian threat and the Syrian civil war.
Putin and Netanyahu in 2011 Photo Credit: TPS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be traveling to Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a five-hour visit. The two are apparently set to discuss Iran and post-Syrian civil war threats. Netanyahu is expected to stress the importance of not allowing Syria to become a headquarters for Iranian and Hezbollah operations against Israel.

The two met most recently in August and speak frequently on the phone. This meeting comes after Netanyahu spoke with several world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Netanyahu discussed with these leaders the ongoing potential nuclear Iran threat.

Among the leaders with whom Netanyahu met are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Aside from the topic of Iran, they discussed the future potential peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Netanyahu asked Merkel and the other leaders not to settle for “cosmetic changes” in the Iran deal and instead strive for concrete and legitimate changes to prevent Iran from becoming nuclear capable. Netanyahu further asked European countries to take the Iranian and terrorism threats more seriously.

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