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    Putin, Netanyahu Discuss Anti-Terror Cooperation in Middle East

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    The leaders of Russia and Israel discussed counterterrorism efforts in the Middle East and agreed to continue contacts on various levels.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed in a phone talk the anti-terror cooperation between the two countries in the Middle East, the Kremlin press service said on Saturday.

    "On July 23, 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin had a phone talk with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In the light of Netanyahu's official visit to Russia on June 7 they discussed Russian-Israeli cooperation against terror threat in the Middle East," Kremlin's statement reads, adding that Putin and Netanyahu agreed to continue contacts on various levels.

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    counterterrorism, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vladimir Putin, Israel, Russia