Israeli Defense Minister in Moscow to Discuss Iranian Presence in Syria

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, during a meeting with local residents in Mitzpe Gadot, Northern Israel, overlooking the Golan Heights,Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. Lieberman said during his tour of the area that the Golan Heights will always be an inseparable part of Israel. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
AP/Ariel Schalit

The Times of Israel reports: Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman set off for Moscow on Wednesday night to meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu to discuss Iran’s growing military presence in Syria.

“The primary focus of the defense establishment is preventing the entrenchment of Iran and its proxies in Syria,” Liberman wrote in a tweet before his flight.

Israel has warned that Iran is trying to establish a military presence in southern Syria, and last month accused the Islamic Republic of firing a salvo of rockets at Israel from the neighboring territory.

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