Russian President Vladimir Putin receives a letter of credence from Israeli ambassador to Russia Gary Koren during a ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Maxim Shipenkov/Pool
Haaretz: Syrian UN Envoy: Putin Sent Message to Israel That Its Freedom to Act in Syria Is Over
Ambassador Bashar Jaafari says Syrian use of anti-aircraft missiles against Israeli fighter jets also sends another message to Jerusalem.
Russia has sent a clear message to Israel that the rules of the game have changed in Syria and its freedom to act in Syrian skies is over, Syria’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Sunday night.
“Putin sent a clear message,” said Bashar Jaafari, speaking on Syrian television. “The fact is that the Israeli ambassador [to Russia] was summoned for a conversation only a day after he submitted his credentials [to the Russian Foreign Ministry last Thursday], and was told categorically that this game is over.”
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WNU Editor: We know that the Israeli ambassador to Russia was summoned in Moscow to explain Israel`s air strikes this weekend .... Russia says summoned Israel's Ambassador over Israeli strike in Syria: agency (Reuters). More here .... Russia summons Israeli ambassador to explain air raids in Syria (The Guardian). But Israel is denying reports that Moscow told Israel to halt its airstrikes in Syria .... Netanyahu denies Russia told Israel to halt airstrikes in Syria (Times of Israel). More here .... Netanyahu refutes Syrian claims that Russia told Israel to halt strikes in Syria (i24news). But even with these denials Syrian Presdient Assad has faith that Russia will assist his government in stopping these Israeli airstrikes .... Assad: Russia has 'important role' in preventing Israel-Syria clash (The Times of Israel). But this is where it gets interesting .... apparently Iran is blaming Russia for giving Israel the codes to Syria`s air defense systems .... Report: Iran accuses Russia of giving Israel codes for Syrian air defenses (Jerusalem Post).