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.

Netanyahu to Ask Pompeo to Slow Syria Pullback, Official Says

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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