Netanyahu Heads To Moscow For Talks On Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shows the way to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, on September 21, 2015.
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The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was slated to travel to Russia Thursday morning for a quick round of a meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin during which the leaders are expected to discuss Syrian fighting and weapons sales to Iran.

Netanyahu will reportedly seek assurances from Putin that Russia’s partial withdrawal from Syria does not result in Lebanese terror group Hezbollah or Iran being able to build up forces on the Syrian Golan Heights, adjacent to Israel’s border.

Netanyahu was to be accompanied by Ukrainian-born Absorption Minister Ze’ev Elkin, air force head Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, National Security Council head Avriel Bar-Yosef, the military secretary to the prime minister Col. Eliezer Toledano, and the head of the Prime Minister’s Bureau.

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