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Sergey Lavrov – on the area of de-escalation in Syria: Israeli interests into account

Russia and the United States did everything possible to accommodate interests and to ensure Israel’s security while creating a zone of de-escalation in the South of Syria. This was stated in a speech at the forum in Minsk the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.

He also called the serial position of the Kremlin and of Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue, writes the 17 July edition of «Politics today».

Recall that the previous Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, said after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, that Israel opposed Russia’s draft and the United States agreement on the establishment of a zone of de-escalation in Syria, which threatens to strengthen the position of Iran in the region.

Lavrov said that Moscow and Washington have conducted preparatory work with all stakeholders, including Israel, and did everything to Israeli interests were taken into account.

Note that on 6 July, on the eve of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then, the press-service of the Kremlin reported: «In the context of joint efforts in the fight against international terrorism were discussed the problems of the middle East settlement and the situation in Syria.» The office of the head of the government of Israel has not commented on the telephone conversation. In Netanyahu’s inner circle made it clear that the Prime Minister is dissatisfied with the text of the agreement on cease-fire in Syria, as it does not take into account the interests of Israel.

Sergey Lavrov – on the area of de-escalation in Syria: Israeli interests into account
17.07.2017

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