Contents tagged with Netanyahu

  • Netanyahu: Israel’s actions in Syria are not directed against Assad’s army

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Syrian government troops were not originally the target of the Israeli Air Force, but were under attack because they opened fire on Israeli military aircraft.

    According to him, Tel Aviv sent a “clear message” to Damascus in advance, demanding that it not interfere with the Israeli Air Force’s attacks on Iranian military facilities in Syria.

    “Our actions are directed against Iranian targets in Syria, but if the Syrian army attacks us, we will …

  • Only the Prime Minister of Israel and President of Serbia attend Putin’s Victory Day parade

    The military parade held in Moscow on May 9 was attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. After the parade, the foreign guests, together with Russian President Vladimir Putin, laid flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin wall.

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin attached the Ribbon of St. George to their jackets, but Aleksandar Vučić refused.

    According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, 13,046 people, 159 units of …

  • Netanyahu: Russia does not intend to interfere with Israel's actions in Syria

    After the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which took place on May 9 in Moscow, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had no reason to worry that Russia would interfere with Israel's actions in Syria. As reported on the Kremlin website, during a meeting with Netanyahu, Putin intended to talk   about bilateral relations between Israel and Russia, as well as problems in the region. "The situation, unfortunately, is very acute. I want to express the hope that we will not …

  • Kremlin: Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Moscow on May 9

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will arrive in Moscow on May 9 to meet with Vladimir Putin, as stated in a message published by the Kremlin press service.

    The trip by the head of the Israeli government will be a working visit, noted in the Kremlin. In addition, Netanyahu was invited to the Victory Parade on Red Square.

    The last communication between the leaders of Russia and Israel was held on April 30. At that time, Netanyahu and Putin held a telephone conversation to discuss the …

  • International Atomic Energy Agency does not confirm Netanyahu’s accusation of Iran

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said that it “had no credible indications of activities in Iran relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device after 2009.” The IAEA Board of Directors concluded that the matter has been closed on the basis of a report submitted to it in 2015, according to a statement issued by the IAEA on Tuesday, May 1.

    This report was released the day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that his country had new evidence that …

  • Netanyahu speaks with Putin after Iran accusations

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It took place at Israel’s initiative and concerned, among other things, allegations made earlier by Netanyahu against Iran that Tehran continues its nuclear program in defiance of the "nuclear deal".

    During the telephone conversation, the Kremlin’s press service reports, Putin confirmed Russia’s stance that "The JCPOA [plan], which is of paramount importance for ensuring international …

  • Israel intends to stop Iran with the help of the United States

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is encouraged by the US readiness to lead and support a campaign against Iran's nuclear ambitions, RIA Novosti reported.

    On Sunday, April 29, Netanyahu met in Tel Aviv with the new US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who stated that the US administration has a "comprehensive Iranian strategy" that takes into account not only Tehran's nuclear project but also "non-nuclear" threats, including a military presence in Syria.

    "Iran must be stopped. …

  • Putin urges Netanyahu to refrain from destabilizing the situation in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the situation in Syria and the Israeli air force strikes on the Syrian airbase in the province of Homs, the Kremlin's press service reported. Putin asked Israel to refrain from actions that could pose a threat to Syria's national security and further destabilize the situation in the country. The report said that the conversation was an Israeli initiative.

    On April 9, a missile strike was carried out on a …

  • The Kremlin announces that Putin would meet with Netanyahu soon

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have agreed to hold a meeting "shortly," the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov stated, Interfax reports.

    According to Peskov, the meeting of the leaders of the two countries is needed to "discuss current bilateral relationships and exchange views on various international and regional issues." He also said that during the conversation, Putin congratulated Netanyahu on the New Year. "The leaders …

  • Israeli Prime Minister: Urgent meeting with Putin prompted by changed situation in the region

    In an interview with Channel 20 Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named the changing situation in the region "in past weeks" and, in particular, on the Israeli-Syrian border, as the reason for an "urgent" meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  

    The situation in Syria, Netanyahu observed, "was stable until the last weeks." "Over the past weeks, there have been enormous changes," he added, recalling that at the "northern border of Israel", there has been an armed …