Report: Israel in ‘Advanced Talks’ with Russia Over Iranian Withdrawal from Syria Border

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AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service

The Times of Israel reports: Israel is holding “advanced talks” with Russia on a potential withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria, Hadashot TV news reported Thursday.

Diplomatic sources in Jerusalem said the talks with Russia — conducted with US backing — were heading in the right direction, Hadashot reported, hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the situation in Syria in a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Kremlin said the conversation focused on “some aspects of the Syrian settlement,” which it didn’t specify, following up on the two leaders’ talks in Moscow earlier this month.

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