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Netanyahu says upcoming Russia visit ‘very important’ for national security

09 March 2017 [15:04] - TODAY.AZ

By Azernews

By Kamila Aliyeva

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has named his upcoming visit to Russia as a ‘very important’ for national security.

In Russia, the PM intends to express strong disagreement with the prospect of the presence of Iranian forces and its allies on the Northern borders of the Jewish state and in the Mediterranean Sea, RIA Novosti reported.

The office of the Prime Minister called countering Iran’s efforts to gain a foothold in Syria among the key in objectives of the visit to Moscow, the fourth in the last year and a half.

“It’s very important for Israel’s security. Victory over terror DAISH (the Arabic name for the banned terrorist organization «Islamic state») should not lead to a surge of terrorism in the performance of Iran and its puppets. We won’t change terrorism to terrorism,” said in a statement ahead of the visit of Netanyahu’s statement.

In the Syrian conflict Iran and its allied forces, including the movement of the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah, supports President Bashar al-Assad.

The second objective of Netenyahu’s visit, is maintaining contacts with Russia in order to avoid tensions in Syria.

 In the fall of 2015 between Israel and Russia operates the communication mechanism, which is designed to protect troops from both countries from accidental collisions and other dangerous incidents for operations in Syria.

Netanyahu will fly to Moscow on March 9 and met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the same day.  


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