Putin Discusses Situation in Mideast With Netanyahu

MOSCOW (Reuters) -
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet in the Kremlin in Moscow on November 20, 2013. Their talks are expected to focus on the Iranian nuclear program. Wednesday's talks in the Kremlin come as Iran and six world powers, including Russia, sat down for a new round of negotiations. Putin and Netanyahu didn't mention the Iranian issue in brief remarks at the meeting’s start before continuing the talks in private. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO/FLASH90 *** Local Caption *** ôåèéï øàù äîîùìä áðéîéï ðúðéäå øåñéä ÷øîìéï
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu meet in the Kremlin in Moscow in this 2013 file photo. (Kobi Gideon/GPO/Flash90)

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in the Middle East during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, the Kremlin said.