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Netanyahu Warns Putin That Iran Wants to Destroy 6 Million Jews

  • Moscow trip comes after new strike targeting Iranians in Syria
  • Risk of direct clash between Israel and Iran is seen as rising
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Israel Hits Iranian Positions in Syria

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Vladimir Putin that Iran is out to destroy his country, pressing his appeal for Russian help to keep Tehran from using Syria as a launching pad to attack the Jewish state.

Netanyahu opened the talks in the Kremlin on Wednesday amid rising tensions over the possible delivery of Russian S-300 air-defense missile systems to Syria. After attending a military parade in Moscow commemorating the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, the Israeli leader warned that seven decades after the Holocaust, “there is a country in the Middle East, Iran, which calls for the destruction of another 6 million Jews.”