Russia summons Israeli ambassador over Syria strikes

Discussion in 'Israel & Middle East News' started by Almost Heaven, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Almost Heaven

    Almost Heaven Well-Known Member

    Russia's foreign ministry on Monday said it has summoned Israel's ambassador over air strikes close to Moscow's forces near the historic Syrian city of Palmyra.

    Deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov told Interfax news agency that Ambassador Gary Koren was also summoned on Friday and "asked about" the strikes.

    The ministry "expressed concern" about the action taking place near Russian military locations, Bogdanov said.

    Russia - which is conducting its own bombing campaign in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad - said earlier this month that more than 180 of its troops have started demining around Palmyra's ancient monuments.

    Russia and Israel have set up a "hotline" aimed at avoiding air clashes over Syria and Bogdanov said Moscow "would like this channel to work more effectively" to ensure no "misunderstanding on who is doing what."

    Israeli warplanes struck several targets on Friday, prompting retaliatory Syrian missile launches, in the most serious incident between the two countries since the war began six years ago, in a strike targeting weapons bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, which backs Assad in Syria.
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  2. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    Toing and froing, like waves on the seashore.
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  3. athenasius

    athenasius Well-Known Member

    amir Tsarfati had a very good brief update on things, saw it this morning.
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