|Putin meets Israeli leaders|
|Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:42|
Their talks touched on the situation in Syria, where a bloody uprising has divided the international community, pitting the West against Moscow, which has refused to support sanctions against its Soviet-era ally.
Russia is pushing for an international Syria conference and has already discussed the plan with Jordan as well as the European Union, Iran and Iraq.
Israel and much of the international community believes Iran’s nuclear programme masks a weapons drive, and the United States has led a push for tough sanctions against Tehran. Israel, which is widely believed to have the Middle East's sole if undeclared nuclear arsenal, has said Iran's programme poses an existential threat and has warned it reserves itself the right to use all means necessary to respond, including military.
Speaking alongside Putin, Netanyahu again warned that Iranian nuclear weapons would pose “a severe danger, first and foremost to Israel, but also to the region and entire world.” — AFP.