NETANYAHU-PUTIN MEETING

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Added On July 13, 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, telling the Russian leader that Israel will act firmly against anyone attempting to breach its borders.

 
The meeting in the Kremlin took place a few hours after a Syrian drone entered Israel's airspace. 
 
It was intercepted by a Patriot missile above the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.
 
The incident highlighted the escalating tensions across the disputed border between Syria and Israel.
 
Netanyahu told Putin that his country will continue to take strong actions against any trickle of fire and any infiltration into Israel's airspace or territory.
 
The army said earlier that the drone was not weaponized and designed to carry out a surveillance mission.
 
The meeting focused on Iran's presence in Syria.
 
Netanyahu thanked Putin for "the opportunity to discuss these matters." 
 
Israel and Russia have been coordinating their actions in the war-torn country.