Netanyahu: Israel, Russia to Coordinate Military Action in Syria to Prevent Confrontation
Netanyahu says the two sides will establish a coordination mechanism to prevent 'misunderstandings, clashes' between Russian and Israeli forces.
Barak Ravid Sep 21, 2015 5:34 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence, outside Moscow, Russia, Sept. 21, 2015.AP
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two sides agreed to establish a coordination mechanism to prevent misunderstandings and unintended confrontations between the Israeli military and Russian forces deployed in Syria.
"This is very important for Israel's security, and this is the first, clear outcome of this conversation," Netanyahu told reporters at the conclusion of his visit to Russia. "It's enough to imagine the alternative – a dangerous confrontation with Russia, and dealing with these misunderstandings after the fact – to understand the importance of this visit."
Netanyahu noted that he briefed the U.S. administration on the details of his trip to Russia and the issues that were discussed with Putin. "Everyone has an interest in preventing an unnecessary clash," Netanyahu said. "Our ties with the U.S. are of foremost importance, strong, steadfast and stable. We are entirely coordinated on this matter."
Netanyahu added that the bulk of the conversation with Putin, which lasted two and a half hours, was dedicated to the security situation on Israel's northern border. He noted that he made it clear to the Russian president that Israel will continue to take action to prevent the transfer of lethal weapons from Syria and Iran to Hezbollah and to thwart Iranian attempts to carry out terror attacks against Israel in the Golan Heights.
"I made it unequivocally clear that we will not tolerate the armament that Iran is leading against us, and will take every action that we have taken so far as well as other measures against this terrorism and these threats to our security," the prime minister said. "I told Putin that it's our right and duty, and he didn't take issue with that."
Netanyahu noted that Putin explained his intentions with regard to deploying military forces in Syria. He said the Russian president made it clear that he will "ensure that whatever intentions Russia has in Syria, it will not be partner to Iranian aggression" against Israel.
After their meeting, Netanyahu told Putin that "on both a personal and national level – in all of our contacts, when we agreed and when we didn't, the conversation between us has always been based on mutual respect and transparency."
Putin responded by saying, "this is how it will be, honorable prime minister. Have no doubts on that matter."
"We never forget that in the State of Israel reside many former Soviet citizens, and that has a special implication on the relationship between our two states. Every Russian action in the area has always been very responsible. We are aware of the artillery against Israel and we condemn it," Putin said.
There are people who would be ready and very eager to bye the story Netanyahu vomits but they should remember that both Putin and Netanyahu are liars of the first degree. Question is did Putin resonate with the same statement as that of Netanyahu. The world has changed fast and to make believe a story to be true would need practical prove on ground and not blank statement of a liar.
Is Netanyahu so much afraid of Iran that he had a loose motion and had to run to catch the legs of the Russians to save Israel’s security. If that be so then what is the use of having any ties with US wouldn’t it be better to have ties with Russia?
His Statement with regard to US and Israel relationship is nothing but a lip service depicting it crawling toward US to get back its previous status on the lap of US and wants to get favor in UN and genocide case.
If Netanyahu is and indicted assassin and a genocide criminal Putin had been a seasoned spy master. It is hard to believe that both would open their heart and become friend so quickly and so fast as if they were married long past.
Does Netahyahu think US CIA and FBI are show piece and would not understand what went between the two liars in Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow.
However, now that the Security question of the Israel has been solved that sounds to the US not to think of going to war with Russia.
Hope assuming it would not be wrong. As far as Netanyahu is concerned he can now put oil in his nose and go to fast a sleep.
So to US should feel being relieved of any tension for Israel’s security and defense. Thank God we are relived and believe Putin is a real friend of both Israel and US as per Netanyahu’s verbatim.
Well done Netanyahu you are a great diplomat in that case you should have been in the team to negotiate Ukraine’s dispute.
US is and EU had been fool not to have used your great diplomatic talent to service. Might be we would see they use you in lieu of Palestine declaration of independence.
Any comment Mr. Netanyahu the Prime Minister of Israel an indicted traitor as far as US is concerned.
We all know there is only one animal that can not be made a pet and that is a Snake and that snake is YOU and your Zionist Friends all over the world.