Russian Foreign Minister Visiting Israel Monday for Syria Talks

Netanyahu and Lavrov in an archive

Smoke can be seen following an explosion at the Syrian side of the Israeli-Syrian border as it is seen from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Israel July 23, 2018.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday praised President Donald Trump's "tough stand" against Iran after the United States leader issued a stark warning to the Islamic republic.

Meanwhile, Israel said on Monday its air defences fired at rockets that approached its territory from neighbouring Syria, as Russian Federation sent envoys for what it called "urgent" talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

"The Russians are speaking about (the 100-km buffer zone) and are committed to it, but we said there are also long-range weapons beyond this zone, and all those forces must leave Syria", the official said.

Ahead of the meeting, Ali Akbar Velayati, an global adviser to the Iranian Supreme Leader, visited Moscow and held talks with Putin.

Alexander Lavrentiev, Putin's special presidential envoy to Syria and a senior member of the Russian negotiating team at last Monday's Putin-Trump summit in Helsinki, arrived in Tehran to discuss the implications of the summit for Iran's military presence in Syria, Iranian news outlets reported. Lavrov's deputy, Grigory Karasin, told Russian media the foreign minister's trip was "urgent and important".

Israel has repeatedly warned Iran not to beef up its military presence in Syria and has staged several deadly air strikes against what it said were Iranian and Hizballah positions and facilities in Syria.

The Russian ambassador made the remarks in an interview with Russian newspaper Kommersant, during which he also pointed to Russia's attempts to bring under control a possible military confrontation between Iran and the Israeli regime in Syria.

The David's Sling's two interceptor missiles were launched as a precautionary measure when the system calculated that the Syrian projectiles were likely to hit northern Israel, near the Sea of Galilee.

It was Israel's first published operational use of the mid-range missiles, which are jointly manufactured by USA firm Raytheon Co.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran opens missile production line, rejects Trump's threat
Jul 23, 2018 - 22:43
President Trump's latest remarks are reminiscent of the "fire and fury" he threatened against the North Korean leader last summer. Norths Foreign Ministry accused the United States of making "gangster-like" demands for its unilateral disarmament.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Geraint Thomas keeps yellow jersey as Tour de France heads to Pyrenees
Jul 23, 2018 - 19:58
He tried a getaway while going up the Pic de Nore climb at 40 kilometers from the finish but was reeled in on the way down. Jasper Stuyven of Belgium finished third, also six seconds back, and three-time world champion Peter Sagan came fourth.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Resident says life vests not worn on duck boats
Jul 23, 2018 - 18:26
Carolyn Coleman said she and her husband are planning to make a trip to IN for the funeral after the bodies are released. Pattison said the duck boat had life jackets onboard but Missouri law doesn't require people to wear them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top President Trump calls Russian Federation collusion probe a hoax once again
Jul 23, 2018 - 14:55
Trump's widely panned summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki . "I think it's important to continue them". On Sunday, Page said on CNN's "State of the Union": "I've never been the agent of a foreign power".

Trump dubs himself 'your favorite president' in response to hush money report
Jul 21, 2018 - 19:53
Since then, Cohen has publicly distanced himself from the president and remains under investigation by the government. Giuliani says what's important is Trump said that if it were made it should be properly documented.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Authorities hold press conference on duck boat capsizing
Jul 21, 2018 - 18:52
But as she and Behr boarded the dinner cruise boat, "the wind really picked up bad and debris was flying everywhere", she said. Suzanne Smagala, of Ripley Entertainment, which owns Ride the Ducks in Branson, said the company was assisting authorities.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Despairing Hamilton out of German GP qualifying
Jul 21, 2018 - 18:40
Lewis Hamilton has agreed a two-year contract extension through to the end of the 2020 Formula One season. He has finished second four times and is fifth overall, 59 points behind Hamilton and 67 adrift of Vettel.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Israel & Hamas agree to ceasefire in Gaza - Hamas spokesman
Jul 21, 2018 - 17:59
Israeli media reported Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received an emergency briefing from the army on the violence. At least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire in a fresh round of attacks on the besieged enclave.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Trade War- China vows to adopt countermeasures
Jul 21, 2018 - 17:27
But the larger question is why are the national governments in the era of globalization resorting to protectionism? The country's previous complaint came after the United States slapped levies on Chinese goods worth US$34 billion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Sterling will suffer in short term': June inflation unchanged at 2.4%
Jul 19, 2018 - 16:41
The Retail Prices Index (RPI), a separate measure of inflation, was 3.4% last month, up from 3.3% in May. On a monthly basis, consumer prices remained flat in June versus the expected increase of 0.2 percent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top What Trump said about Russian Federation today versus alongside Putin at summit
Jul 19, 2018 - 16:30
On Tuesday, after he arrived back in the US, Trump told reporters at the White House that he misspoke at the summit . Moments before Trump spoke, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rebuked the president over his Helsinki comments.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Walmart may launch a video streaming service to battle Netflix, Amazon
Jul 19, 2018 - 16:15
Walmart isn't totally new to video streaming-it already owns Vudu , a service for buying and renting movies. A host of new shows and movies are coming to Amazon Prime Video including oldies, newbies, and originals.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle Wears Pink Nail Polish to Public Royal Outing
Jul 19, 2018 - 16:13
According to Kharey, Meghan's had the dress for several months but the designer wasn't sure when she was going to wear it. The hemline is flawless and the shade of pink works with Meghan's tones, though a different shoe could've made this an 11.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Productive' talks held on war remains
Jul 19, 2018 - 14:00
The general-level meeting between the United Nations Command and North Korea was the first of its kind since March 2009. But a US military official familiar with the matter said last month it was not clear what North Korea might hand over.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mourinho urges Pogba to stay and help Man Utd do a France
Jul 19, 2018 - 12:56
He is also set to miss the first game of the Premier League season against Leicester at Old Trafford on August 10. During the period both players were on screen, Matuidi is heard telling Pogba to come back to Juventus.