Netanyahu and Putin cover range of pressing issues in phone conversation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, the Kremlin press service said in a statement Tuesday.  “There was a thorough discussion of ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, the situation surrounding Iran’s nuclear program and the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan,” the statement reads.

The two leaders also exchanged views on pressing issues concerning Russian-Israeli cooperation in light of agreements achieved at the two leaders’ meeting in Sochi on August 23, 2017.

The telephone conversation between Putin and Netanyahu was initiated by Israel shortly after the prime minister met visiting Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

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