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Netanyahu rejects Russia offer to keep Iran 100km away from Israel

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [File photo]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday rejected an offer to keep Iranians 100 kilometres away from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, according to Reuters.

The news group reported an Israeli official saying that Netanyahu told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: “We will not allow the Iranians to establish themselves even 100 kilometres from the border.”

Netanyahu also called, according to the Times of Israel, for closing the Syrian-Iraqi borders and the Syrian-Lebanese borders to stop the smuggling of Iranian weapons to Hezbollah.

Long-range Iranian missiles and the air-defence systems should be moved out of Syria, he said, while the production of precision-guided weapons should be stopped.

READ: Israel targets ‘Iranian’ military installations in Syria

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