Netanyahu’s envoy Gold, Russian FM discuss S. Syria situation
Dore Gold, director-general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Thursday afternoon to discuss the situation in southern Syria. Gold, the personal envoy of Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu to Russia regarding the Syrian war, was sent urgently to the Russian capital to convey Jerusalem's concern over the approach of the Russian bombing to Israel's northeastern border, as DEBKAfile reported exclusively. The envoy refused to answer questions after the talks. Another high-ranking visitor in the Russian capital is Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan, who is meeting with Russian leaders on the tightening of military ties between Tehran and Moscow.