Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Iran and Syria Threats

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE 25: Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a press conference at the Israeli leader's Jerusalem residence on June 25, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. President Putin is on his first Middle East tour for seven years beginning with a trip to Jerusalem …
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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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