Netanyahu to meet Putin in Moscow to discuss Syria

2015-09-16 15:29

Tel Aviv - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will on Monday meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for talks on Russia's military involvement in Syria.

The Kremlin confirmed the meeting. Netanyahu's office said on Wednesday the premier wanted to discuss Russia's growing military presence in Syria, situated on Israel's northeastern border.

Netanyahu wants to highlight the growing threat to Israel posed by stepped up deliveries of modern weaponry to Syria, according to the statement from his office.

Israel fears that weapons could end up in the hands of the Lebanese radical Shi'ite Hezbollah movement or other militant groups at war with the Jewish state.

Russia is a key ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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