Israel to Russia – Assad’s safe from us, but Iran must quit Syria

Israeli police inspect debris from what the military said was a Syrian drone that it shot down near the Sea of Galilee, in northern Israel July 11, 2018 . REUTERS/ Gil Eliyahu

JERUSALEM/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia on Wednesday that Israel would not seek to topple its ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but Moscow should encourage Iranian forces to quit Syria, a senior Israeli official said. Netanyahu conveyed the message in talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the official said, just hours […]

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