10 May 2018 18:38

Russian, Israeli leaders discuss Syria, Netanyahu's concerns about security threats - Peskov

MOSCOW. May 10 (Interfax) - Israeli concerns about Iranian activity in Syria were discussed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at their meeting in Moscow, presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

"Indeed, the situation surrounding Syria, the state of regional affairs, and issues pertaining to the concerns over the security of the state of Israel expressed by Mr. Netanyahu were discussed in detail yesterday," Peskov said.

He would not say whether Putin and Netanyahu discussed the missile strikes carried out by the Israeli Air Force against Iranian military positions in Syria in the early hours of Thursday.

Asked whether Israel had notified the Kremlin about the targeted locations beforehand, Peskov said: "That is all I can say to you."