Diplomacy blitz: Netanyahu to meet with Putin

PM to fly to Moscow to meet with Russian President. In afternoon he meets President Trump for first time since Jerusalem recognition.

Mordechai Sones,

Putin and Netanyahu
Putin and Netanyahu
Flash 90

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu continues his intensive meetings with world leaders. On Friday he will return to Israel, but on Monday he flies to Moscow for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During the meeting, the two will discuss three main issues: Russian activity in Syria, Iranian consolidation on the northern border and Iran's conduct regarding the nuclear agreement and terrorism, as well as the Israeli-Palestinian issue.

In the afternoon, the Prime Minister will meet in Davos with US President Donald Trump, their first meeting since the President announced his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Netanyahu is expected to ask Trump not to settle for cosmetic changes in the nuclear agreement. He will tell the US President that a significant change is needed and that this should be made clear to the European countries.

The Israeli-Palestinian issue will also be raised at this meeting, although news is not expected, given the fact that the PA has not been in contact with the American administration for several weeks.

On Tuesday, Netanyahu met with senior European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

The meetings revolved around the Israeli demand that Europe take the global threats from the Tehran administration more seriously.




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