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Russia: Netanyahu did not propose a peace plan for Syria

March 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov [Kremlin]

Dmitry Peskov, spokesman of the Russian presidency, yesterday denied that Israel had handed over a plan regarding the resolution of the Syrian conflict to President Vladimir Putin, local news agency Tass reported.

Putin blindly bombs Syria - Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

Putin blindly bombs Syria – Cartoon [Sarwar Ahmed/MiddleEastMonitor]

Speaking to journalists, Peskov said: “I cannot confirm this information. In this case, details must be apparently clarified to establish what plan we are talking about here and what Netanyahu meant when he spoke about it.”

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He denied all reports stating that Israel had handed over a plan to Putin during the former’s official visit to Russia last month.

This came after the Times of Israel newspaper cited an unnamed senior source who claimed that a plan on settling the Syrian conflict was given to US President Donald Trump and Putin.

According to Tass, the Times of Israel claimed that Putin expressed great interest in the plan, which the Israeli paper said, stipulated the withdrawal of Iranian forces from Syria.

The unnamed source also claimed that Israel, the US, and Russia would possibly discuss this plan in a trilateral meeting soon.