Netanyahu to fly to Moscow on Monday for snap meeting with Putin

The meeting is expected to deal with Iran and its involvement in Syria.

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January 25, 2018 11:30
Netanyahu to fly to Moscow on Monday for snap meeting with Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting in Sochi, Russia August 23, 2017.. (photo credit: SPUTNIK/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/KREMLIN VIA REUTERS)

 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Moscow for some five hours on Monday to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister's Office announced on Monday

The two leaders last met in Sochi in August, and are in constant phone contact. The meeting is expected to deal with Iran and its involvement in Syria.

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According to the Prime Minister's office, Netanyahu has told some of the world leaders he is currently meeting at the World Economics Forum in Davos that Israel will not let Iran establish itself militarily in Syria after the civil war there.

Netanyahu travelled to Davos on Wednesday, just four days after returning from India. In addition to going to Moscow next week, he is scheduled to attend the Munich Security Conference in mid-February, and go to Washington to meet US President Donald Trump and attend the annual AIPAC policy conference in the beginning of March.

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