Moscow, July 11: Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold separate meetings with the Israeli prime minister and a senior Iranian official before his summit with US President Donald Trump next week.Also Read - Russia Says 771 More Ukrainian Soldiers Surrender At Azovstal Steel Plant

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said before boarding a flight to Moscow that he would have a “very important meeting” with Putin today to “discuss Syria, Iran and Israel’s security needs.” Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also traveled to Moscow today for a meeting with Putin. Also Read - ‘War Inflicts More Wounds On Mankind’: Iran's Ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at WION Global Summit 2022

Both the United States and Israel are concerned about Iran’s growing military presence in Syria, where it has provided crucial aid to President Bashar Assad’s forces. Russia, another key ally of Assad, has said it is unrealistic to expect Iran to fully withdraw from the country. Also Read - Sec of Defence Lloyd Austin, Russian Defence Chief Sergei Shoigu Speak Over Phone, First Time Since Ukraine War

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