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Netanyahu to Putin: remove Iran from Syria, Assad safe from Israel

Local | 2018-07-11 23:09:00
Netanyahu to Putin: remove Iran from Syria, Assad safe from Israel
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russia on Wednesday that Israel does not intend to threaten Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s rule and asked Moscow to work to remove Iranian forces from Syria, an Israeli official said.

“We won’t take action against the Assad regime, and you get the Iranians out,” the official, who requested anonymity, quoted Netanyahu as telling Putin during a meeting in Moscow.

Russia was already working to distance Iranian forces from areas of Syria near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and had proposed that they be kept 80 km (50 miles) away but this fell short of Israel’s demand for a full exit, the official said.

Writing by Dan Williams; Editing by Catherine Evans

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