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Israel: Putin angry at Syria over downing of reconnaissance plane
Russian president refuses to speak to Assad, is unhappy at Iranian entrenchment in Syria, says Intelligence Minister Israel Katz
Intelligence Minister Israel Katz says Russian President Vladimir Putin is refusing to answer telephone calls from Syrian President Bashar Assad after Syrian air defense forces downed a Russian plane off the coast of Syria during an Israeli airstrike earlier in the week.
Katz, who also serves as transportation minister and is a member of the security cabinet, told Army Radio Thursday that Assad had tried several times to phone Putin, but the Russian leader would not take his calls.
“The Russian president did not answer Assad’s phone calls. He is certainly fuming at what they did, and already said that Israel is not responsible for what happened,” Katz said. “Assad tried to reach him and Putin didn’t answer. So he sent him a telegram.”