Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Iran and Syria Threats

The Times of Israel reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian conflict in a phone call Wednesday afternoon, two days after Israeli jets bombed an anti-aircraft battery near Damascus which had fired on an Israeli plane, the Kremlin said.

The two leaders also discussed the Iran nuclear deal and Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Moscow.  “There was a thorough discussion of ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, the situation surrounding Iran’s nuclear program and the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan,” a statement from the Kremlin read.

The report said the phone call was initiated by Israel. There was no immediate comment from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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