Executive Intelligence Review


Russian Diplomacy in Southwest Asia Expands Before Trump-Putin Summit

July 12, 2018 (EIRNS)—Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman al Safadi on July 4; Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Vladimir Putin yesterday; and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will be Moscow in July 13-16 during which he will meet with President Putin.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has also reported that a very high-level Russian delegation travelled to Israel and Palestine for meetings over July 9-10, and that Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met a delegation of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on July 11, after speaking by telephone with the Chief of the Political Bureau of Hamas on July 10. Additionally, Ali Akbar Velayati, Senior Advisor for International Affairs of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, met with President Putin today.