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Putin hosts Assad in Moscow as Russia, Iran and China conduct Navy drill

Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Russia is hosting the Syrian regime leader this week.

“Topical issues of further development of Russian-Syrian cooperation in the political, trade, economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as prospects for a comprehensive settlement of the situation in and around Syria, will be discussed,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

Read more: The Jerusalem Post