The two men "discussed the Syrian issue, including in light of the recent missile strikes by the Israeli Air Force on the T-4 airfield in the Homs province". "Our hearts were rent by the horrific sights".
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an event marking International Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, January 29, 2018.
Israel has not accepted responsibility for the operation although the Israeli government has long made it clear that it would not allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.
An Israeli diplomatic official asserted Thursday that it is Iran that is destabilizing Syria, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid any steps that could increase instability there.
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Leaders of Jobbik , the Socialists and several smaller liberal parties resigned after the resounding defeat for the opposition. The holder of the EU's rotating presidency, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, also appealed for Hungary's cooperation.
The statement by Netanyahu comes just days after Israel purportedly carried out an airstrike against a Syrian military base where Iran is also operating. During their conversation, Putin urged Netanyahu to refrain from carrying out activity in Syria.
Netanyahu lashed out at Iran during his Holocaust memorial speech, saying it was still intent on destroying Israel.
"The lack of willingness among the powers of the West to stand firm in the face of the tyrannical regime, their lack of willingness to pay the price of stopping aggression at an early stage, led to humanity paying a much greater price later on", he said.