| 2 March 2024, Saturday |

Netanyahu speaks to Putin, voices disapproval of Iran ties

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his dissatisfaction with the “anti-Israel positions” adopted by Moscow’s envoys at the UN in a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, according to an Israeli statement.

Russia supported a resolution for a Gaza truce in the UN Security Council, which the US vetoed on Friday. According to the Israeli statement, Netanyahu expressed “robust disapproval” of Russia’s “dangerous” cooperation with Iran in his speech to Putin.

The Kremlin said Russia was ready to give all possible assistance to alleviate the suffering of civilians and de-escalate the conflict.

“Vladimir Putin reaffirmed the principle position of rejecting and condemning terrorism in all its forms,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

“At the same time, it is extremely important that countering terrorist threats does not lead to such grave consequences for the civilian population.”

Russia’s foreign minister on Sunday said an international monitoring mission should go to Gaza to monitor the humanitarian situation.

  • Reuters