Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin

 An Israeli military delegation will state at the upcoming consultations in Moscow that the Jewish state has a “right and obligation” to oppose the presence of Iranian forces and Hezbollah in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said

A meeting of representatives of the Russian and Israeli General Staffs will take place today in the Russian capital of Moscow.

This evening an IDF [Israel Defense Forces] delegation will leave for Moscow, according to my agreement with President Putin. It will explain our operation here [in Lebanon] and it will make it unequivocally clear that Israel maintains its right and obligation to act against an Iranian military entrenchment in Syria, also a Hezbollah entrenchment in Syria and that of Iran’s proxies here, in their attempt to dig tunnels under the border,” Netanyahu said as quoted by his press service.

According to the IDF, members of the Israeli delegation will inform the Russian counterparts about the ongoing military operation dubbed the Northern Shield, as well as discuss ways to improve the interaction in the wake of the incident with Russian Il-20 military plane that was shot down by a Syrian air defense system targeting an Israeli F-16 jet in it’s territory.

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