Netanyahu and Putin discuss situation in Syria after US withdrawal

In a call Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made to President Vladimir Putin on Friday the two leaders talked about the situation in Syria after the coming withdrawal of US forces form the country. The Kremlin press service said in a statement: “They pointed to the need for the final defeat of terrorism and speedy achievement of a political settlement in Syria. To that end, the parties reaffirmed their mutual determination to strengthen coordination through military and diplomatic channels.”

DEBKAfile’s sources reported earlier that after US forces leave Syria, Israel will need better understandings with Moscow in order to keep its air force in action against Iranian targets from the skies of Syria. Netanyahu therefore lost no time in contacting Putin for this purpose.

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