Netanyahu to Ask Pompeo to Slow Syria Pullback, Official Says
(Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to slow the pullback of U.S. troops from Syria, a senior Israeli official told reporters, speaking anonymously due to the sensitivity of the matter.
Netanyahu is in Brazil on a five-day trip to attend President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration Tuesday in Brasilia.
The official also said:
- Bolsonaro is seeking to buy attack drones from Israel
- Israel is close to reaching an accord that will allow flights on a direct route between Israel and Brazil over Africa, cutting flight time considerably
- Netanyahu has asked Bolsonaro to ease access for Israel to the Brazil market
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