Russian FM headed to Israel after Latakia strike

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Russian FM headed to Israel after Latakia strike
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to visit Israel on Sunday.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: DECEMBER 7, 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to visit Israel on Sunday for meetings with Prime Minster Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. The visit was announced the day after an alleged Israeli bombing of the Latakia port in Syria, near the Russian Khmeimim Air Base. Israel and Russia have a deconfliction mechanism for IAF strikes in Syria, where Russia has a substantial military presence, but Israeli strikes in Latakia and in Syria more broadly, have been points of contention between Jerusalem and Moscow in recent years.

Lavrov last visited Israel with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the World Holocaust Forum in January 2020, but his last trip to Jerusalem for meetings with top Israeli officials was in 2018. The Russian Foreign Minister will also be in Jerusalem as nuclear negotiations between world powers and Iran continue in Vienna. Russia continued to call for a restoration of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which limited Iran's uranium enrichment until 2030 while gradually lifting sanctions on the regime.

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