Netanayu and Putin give joint press conference in Russia

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June 7, 2016 18:38

 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at a press conference in Moscow Tuesday alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, addressing a number of issues including a recent campaign funding controversy and strengthening ties between the two countries.

"The media is turning a mouse into mountains," Netanyahu said in regards to a recent report that alleged he took nearly a million euros from a french businessman during the 2009 election.

"Not millions, not during a campaign, not in 2009," he continued, adding "all contributions were legitimate" and to suggest otherwise is "political persecution."

Netanyahu also addressed that he and the Russian president will being talks on economic polices concerning trade and cooperation.  

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