Israel will act to prevent the transfer of precision missiles to Lebanese soil if forced to, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, following a meeting earlier with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.  “I just finished in-depth and good talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. I told him that Israel views two developments with utmost gravity: First is Iran’s efforts to establish a military presence

in Syria and second is Iran’s attempt to manufacture—in Lebanon—precision weapons against the State of Israel,” he told journalists at the conclusion of the meeting, the first since their last last tête-à-tête in August 2017. “I made it clear to him that we will not agree to either one of these developments and will act according to need,” Netanyahu added. On the subject of Iranian ambitions to entrench its military forces in Syria, Netanayhu told Putin he would take action if such a reality ever materialized. READ MORE