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May 15, 2013 1:00 am

Putin Urges Restraint on Syria During Talks With Netanyahu

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu boards a plane to Moscow. Photo: Israel GPO.

Times of Israel – Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday that focused on the situation in Syria, amid concerns that Moscow could soon provide Damascus with a cutting edge missile defense system.

Israeli officials have asked Russia to stop what they say is an imminent delivery of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Syria. Netanyahu pushed for the meeting, which came hard on his return from a trip to China, because of the urgency of Israel’s concerns about the S-300 system.

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