Netanyahu to Visit Russia with Concerns Weapons Could Reach Hezbollah

Netanyahu has concerns about Syria. Illustrative. Netanyahu. Photo Courtesy of UN-Photo/Marco Castro

Netanyahu has concerns about Syria. Illustrative. Netanyahu. Photo Courtesy of UN-Photo/Marco Castro

With the Russians moving troops and weapons into Syria according to media reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is concerned the additional military items could pose a threat to Israel. It’s not that Netanyahu is worried about Russian soldiers, but that the increasing number of weapons could be a threat, especially if they reach terrorists.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office said that during his visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week, the Israeli leader will “present the threats posed to Israel as a result of the increased flow of advanced war materiel to the Syrian arena and the transfer of deadly weapons to Hezbollah and other terror organizations.”

Israel has long held concerns about advanced weaponry in Syria being obtained by the Hezbollah terror group. Media reports have indicated that Israel has bombed shipments of such weapons in Syria to prevent their terrorist archenemies from acquiring them.

In addition to the risk of weapons buy phentermine malaysia reaching terrorists, Netanyahu intends to talk with Putin about “the stationing of Russian forces in Syria.” The announcement follows a report from the BBC that the US believes Russia to be setting up some type of air base in Syria. The Russians are believed to be sending in their forces to back Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in that nation’s civil war.

Putin won’t be the only world leader discussing the region with Netanyahu. On Wednesday, the White House announced in a press statement that Netanyahu will visit US President Barack Obama on November 9.

The topics on that agenda will include the Iran nuclear deal, as well as Iran’s “destabilizing activities.”

In addition, the Palestinian situation will also be discussed. Said the statement, “Netanyahu’s visit is a demonstration of the deep and enduring bonds between the United States and Israel as well as the unprecedented security cooperation, including our close consultations to further enhance Israel’s security.”

(By Joshua Spurlock,, September 16, 2015)

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