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Putin to meet with Israeli PM, Iranian official in Moscow

AP  |  Moscow 

Russian will hold separate meetings with the Israeli and a senior Iranian before his summit with US next week.

Israeli said before boarding a flight to that he would have a "very important meeting" with Putin today to "discuss Syria, and Israel's security needs."

Ali Akbar Velayati, a to Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also traveled to today for a meeting with Putin.

Both the and are concerned about Iran's growing military presence in Syria, where it has provided crucial aid to Bashar Assad's forces. Russia, another key ally of Assad, has said it is unrealistic to expect to fully withdraw from the country.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 19:30 IST