Israel, US discuss Syria, Iran issues

(VOVWORLD) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with the visiting US special representative for Syria engagement James Jeffrey for talks on Syria and Iran, according to a statement from the Israeli premier's office.

 Ahead of the visit, the US State Department said Jeffrey, accompanied by US special envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn, would discuss maintaining Israel's security while countering Iran's destabilizing activity throughout the region. Jeffrey and Rayburn would travel on to Jordan and Turkey, where they would reiterate the US position against a military offensive in Idlib. They will also address Russia's allegations of international plans to stage a chemical weapons attack in Syria. 

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