Russian President Vladimir Putin put an end to the confrontation between Israel and Iran in Syria and both sides accepted his decision, according to reports.
Senior Israeli officials were still taking a militant line and it seemed as if further military action was being planned when a phone call between Putin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ended the conflict.
The official announcement by the Russian Foreign Ministry objected to the violation of Syrian sovereignty by Israel and totally ignored the event that provoked the eruption – the infiltration of an Iranian drone into Israeli airspace. In the conversation with Netanyahu a few hours later, Putin asked him to avoid moves that could lead to “a new round of dangerous consequences for the region.”
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