Netanyahu in Moscow: Joint mechanism to avert misunderstandings

Prime Minister Binyamin told reporters after his talks with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow Monday that they had agreed to set up a joint mechanism to prevent misunderstandings occurring between IDF and Russian forces. “My purpose – which was to initiate coordination for preventing misunderstandings on our northern border – was accomplished.”  He said he informed Putin in no uncertain terms that “we would not put up with Iran setting armed groups against us and would pursue operations as we have hitherto to foil such actions.” He went on to say: “I don’t think I heard any questions about this right.” Netanyahu said he found in Putin a willingness, regardless of Russia’s intentions in Syria, to stay out actions Iran might wage against Israel from Syria.”  DEBKAfile: The prime minister’s words indicate that Putin offered no commitment to prevent Iranian aggression against Israel from Syria, indicating that this was not up to Moscow..


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