21:12 GMT11 April 2021
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    A deal is possible between Russia and Israel on Moscow not supplying the Hezbollah group with weapons, Israeli Ambassador to Russia Zvi Heifetz said Wednesday.

    NETANYA (Sputnik) Earlier in the week, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported that Russia had assured Israeli authorities it was not providing arms to the Lebanon-based group, which Israel considers to be a terrorist organization.

    "I think that such agreements are a normal thing. When we believe Hezbollah poses a terrorist threat to the residents of Israel, we assume that a friendly country will not provide them with weapons that could threaten our residents," Heifetz told RIA Novosti.

    According to the ambassador, a formal deal has yet to be agreed. "If they [agreements] don't exist yet, they can be reached. A direct line between the [Israeli] prime minister and the [Russian] president is open, I don't think this would be a problem," he said.

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