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Russia’s Putin to meet Palestinian leaders

Russian President Vladimir Putin headed to the West Bank Friday for meetings with the Palestinian government, the first Russian or Soviet leader to visit the Palestinian territories. In talks with the Israelis a day earlier, Putin offered reassurances about Russian-Syria arms deals and Russian backing for Iran’s nuclear program, but the Israelis were unconvinced. Israeli officials also objected to Russian plans to sell armored personnel carriers to the Palestinians, leaving that deal in doubt on the eve of Putin’s West Bank visit. Full Story

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