Skip to comments.Netanyahu, Putin set to meet in Kremlin (as Iran talks resume in Geneva)
Posted on 11/20/2013 6:39:21 AM PST by Dave346
PM lands in Moscow in last ditch effort to persuade Russia to take a tough line in the Iranian talks taking place in Geneva.
MOSCOW - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu landed in Moscow Wednesday afternoon and, just three hours later, was scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in a last ditch effort to persuade Russia to take a tough line in the Iranian talks taking place at the same time in Geneva.
Uncharacteristically, Netanyahu did not speak to the press on the flight over, nor give any statements upon leaving Tel Aviv or arriving in Moscow.
Russia has the closest relationship with Iran among the P5+1 states negotiating with Tehran, and Jerusalem considers an open dialogue with the Kremlin to be of utmost importance.
This is Netanyahus fifth visit to Russia since his return to power in 2009, and his meeting with Putin is expected to go beyond the interim agreement being worked out with Iran and deal with the situation in Syria, Russian arms sales in the Middle East, and the diplomatic process with the Palestinians as well.
Netanyahu arrived in Moscow at a time when Putins stature in the Middle East and the international community has risen because of the deal he brokered to get Syrian President Bashar Assad to dismantle his chemical weapons.
Netanyahus visit was planned well before the Geneva talks were scheduled, but the fact that they are taking place on the same day give the meeting added urgency. Netanyahu is scheduled to first have a meeting with Putin that includes advisors from both sides, followed by a one-on-one discussion. They will then issue statements to the press, followed by dinner.
On Wednesday Netanyahu will brief senior Russian journalists and meet with the local Jewish leadership. He is scheduled to fly back to Israel Thursday evening.
Netanyahu and Putin.
Of course, neither are Americans, so neither have the interests of America high on their agenda.
That being said, probably BOTH care more about their country infinitely more than the POtuS that we have right now.
At least they’re two honest brokers.
Israel is going to have to choose.
So Netanyahu is going to meet with Iran’s primary military weapons supplier to try and get some support, eh? I wouldn’t expect much sympathy if I were him but I guess its worth a shot since the Muslim in Chief can’t be trusted. Even if Putin’s public image gas gotten better but its still like meeting with a crocodile that looks like they’re smiling right before the jaws snap tight.
Bibi is pretty much going to say, "Pootie, That c**ksucking Marxist in the white hut wont support us strategically, tactically, logistically, or morally. We don't have the long range, sustained capabilities that the US has, even with Saudi basing.
I regret to inform you that we cannot disarm Iran without using our Jericho III IRBMs.
.....this meeting is to inform you that we will use low kiloton nuclear weapons to achieve our goals at the remote sites.
If you would like, for your safety, reassurance, and cooperation, you can send a Strategic Rocket forces unit with us as we launch so they can verify that Russia is in no danger".
Two bonifide alpha males, eying each other and thinking to themselves, “ I could take him....”
Bibi is playing chess while Kerry plays checkers (and not very well at that). Obozo and Lurch are going down HARD on this phony Iran “deal”. It won’t be pretty and will badly hurt the prestige of the U.S., but it is a necessary injury for Americans to see how Obozo is destroying America’s place in the world.
And they just might choose the nation with the least Muslim Brotherhood influence over its government.
Putin will try to explain how they will keep a nuclear armed Iran under control, if Israel promises not to strike.
Bibi will tell him, “That’s not good enough”.
Seriously? Are you serious?
I know it's easy and FUN to smash Obama over the head with both Putin and Netanyahu. It's one of my favorite hobbies.
But let's not go so far as to say either Putin or Netanyahu are "honest". That kind of lie just elevates Obama.
Your scenario is certainly well nigh probable.
Then there’s this:
While Israel does not expect that the Kremlin will change its position significantly on Iran, the prime minister will try to elicit help from Russia to tailor any agreement more to Israeli standards, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin, who is accompanying Netanyahu on the trip, Israel Radio reported.
[We] dont expect that Russia will adopt Israels views [on Iran], but even a slight change in Russias position could affect the expected agreement between the [world] powers and Iran, he said.
Bebe may cozy up to Vlad to replace America as Israel’s ally in the middle east.
If that happens, our faux president will sink even lower in world opinion, if that is possible.
You might have just broken the code re what may happen when Bebe and Vlad become allies.
“This meeting is to inform you that we will use low kiloton nuclear weapons to achieve our goals at the remote sites.
If you would like, for your safety, reassurance, and cooperation, you can send a Strategic Rocket forces unit with us as we launch so they can verify that Russia is in no danger”.
Putin and Netanyahu didn’t mention the Iranian issue in brief remarks at the meeting’s start before continuing the talks in private. Both leaders hailed bilateral ties and vowed to further expand cooperation in various areas. They also said they would use the talks to discuss acute international issues.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested Irans nuclear issue should be resolved with the same approach as Russia offered for Syria, saying it will be peaceful for Tehran just like it was for the war-torn Arab state.
This will be a peaceful, diplomatic solution of Irans nuclear issue just the way it [solution] has been achieved in Syria regarding its chemical weapons, the Israeli Prime Minister said at a press-conference with Russias President Vladimir Putin.
Netanyahu has compared Irans nuclear issue to Syria’s possession of chemical weapons saying that it was a matter very similar to what the states [P5+1 group] involved in Geneva talks are now negotiating.
He has reiterated that Irans nuclear activity and attempts to develop a nuclear weapon remain the main threat for Israelis existence and peace and security in the whole world.