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Netanyahu Tells Putin Iran’s Growing Syria Presence Threatens World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Iran’s growing presence in Syria “poses a threat to Israel, the Middle East, and the whole world.” “Mr. President, with joint efforts we are defeating Islamic State, and this is a very important thing. But the bad thing …

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Russia and Iran have pledged to continue efforts to rein in oil production and stabilize markets, the presidents of both countries said in a joint statement on Tuesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other large producers, led by Russia, had agreed in December to cut their …

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Netanyahu tells Putin that Iran must not replace IS in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that his talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin were focused on keeping Iran from filling the vacuum left by the Islamic State in Syria and combating Iranian-sponsored radical Islamic terrorism. “One of the things that we are fighting against together is radical …

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Netanyahu’s road to Iran runs through North Korea

Forget for a moment about moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, US recognition of the settlement blocs, a closed-eye policy on the pace of construction in the territories and the way the United States has been inspired, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, by the separation barriers that Israel built …

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Will Trump Strengthen Iran’s Hand?

By Dennis Ross President-elect Donald Trump’s priorities in foreign policy have yet to be spelled out in any detail. Certainly trade matters to him, and so does going after ISIS; the events in Ankara and Berlin are sure to deepen that impulse. In that connection, he has said more than …

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Russia : Duma Elections

“Before the start of its election campaign, United Russia [UR] traditionally identified itself as ‘Putin’s party’, reinforcing its usual offer to the voters with [a reminder] that the president was its founder. However, this year UR has many competitors in this field. “‘We will get to the Duma and help …

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Russia opens way to missile deliveries to Iran, starts oil-for-goods swap

(Reuters) – Russia paved the way on Monday for missile system deliveries to Iran and started an oil-for-goods swap, signaling that Moscow may have a head-start in the race to benefit from an eventual lifting of sanctions on Tehran. The moves come after world powers, including Russia, reached an interim …

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Putin lifts ban on delivery of S-300 missile systems to Iran

The Russian president has repealed the ban prohibiting the delivery of S-300 missile air defense systems to Iran, according to the Kremlin’s press service. The ban was introduced by former President Dmitry Medvedev in 2010. “[The presidential] decree lifts the ban on transit through Russian territory, including airlift, and the …

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