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Israel’s Netanyahu-US’ John Bolton to discuss Iranian future following Trump’s decision

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, he would discuss Iranian ambitions in Syria, Israel’s neighbouring country, when he met the United States national security advisor John Bolton in Jerusalem, in the evening.

According to news reports, Bolton has arrived Syria on Saturday night, in the wake of the US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw its troops from Syria, to have a talk session on the future of Syria.

Trump’s announcement has raised concerned by Israel and other allies in the region, and since Trump has said to “slowly” move out from Syria “over a period of time”.

In a cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said: “I will discuss with him efforts to stop Iranian aggression in our region, the situation in Syria, following President Trump’s decision, and the continuation of the conversation I held with President Putin on Friday.”

Netanyahu talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin over a phone call was first-ever talks between both leaders since Trump’s announcement that the Islamic State had been “knocked out”.

Netanyahu’s office said they “discussed the situation in Syria and recent developments and agreed on continued coordination between the (Israeli and Russian) militaries”.

On Sunday, PMO said, “Our position is clear.” It said, “We continue at this time to act against the Iranian military buildup in Syria, and we are acting against anyone who undermines or tries to undermine Israel’s security.”

According to Israeli radio comments, it said the Sunday’s meeting would include Washington’s concerns over Chinese technological and commercial activity in the Jewish state

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