The Jewish Press reports: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has voiced his strong support for Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, Russia’s Federation Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Friday.
At the meeting on Thursday, Abbas “unambiguously and firmly expressed his support for Russia’s actions in Syria,” Matviyenko said in an interview with Rossiya 24 TV.
Speaker Matviyenko said Abbas supports the need to step up efforts on the fight against ISIS and other terrorist groups. “Here we have no differences,” she said.
Abbas also said Russia has come back to the Middle East and this creates “certain balance” in the region and no imbalance will be allowed, Matviyenko said.
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