By this leak, the Israeli prime minister was being informed that his journey to Sochi was a waste of time and that the use of S-300 missiles for shooting down Israeli Air Force planes was no longer controlled by Moscow but by Damascus.
2. The prominent strategic analyst, Viktor Kremenyuk of The USA and Canada Institute in Moscow, reported Tuesday that Netanyahu arrived in Sochi to indirectly let Putin know that “Israel would destroy the S-300s when they are delivered and start being assembled.”
However, it is believed that the warning was against foreign military intervention or arming militants fighting against the Syrian government.
It was not made clear whether the two leaders reached any firm agreements on the conflict in Syria. Israel wants Russia to halt its arms supplies to the Syrian government.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and British Prime Minister David Cameron have already held talks with Russian president over the ongoing crisis in Syria.
The US, Britain and Israel are pushing Russia to stop an arms deal under which Moscow is obliged to sell Damascus an S-300 air defense system.
“Unfortunately, such destructive ideas resurface periodically, but no one thinks about the consequences,” said Genardy Gatilov, Deputy Russian Foreign Minister. He also stressed decisions regarding Syria could only be taken by the UN Security Council and that any other actions were a breach of international law.
They pledged to increase the flow of weapons to Islamist militias fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, while promoting plans for talks on Syria with Russia, until now Assad’s main international backer, to be held in Geneva.
UN Secretary-General to visit Russia on May 16-19 ~ link ~ The signs are that 'something big is in the air'. Stirling
The Rana Plaza, where five garment factories were located, collapsed on April 24. Even though cracks had been observed the previous day and the building closed, Rana Plaza owner Sohel Rana insisted it was safe. Factory owners compelled employees to go back to work the next day.
Among those was a nine-year-old girl who died a few hours after arriving at hospital with a strong fever.
Another fatality was Haidar Ghanem, a disabled 21-year-old man who had a "strong fever" for a week, according to his father Mokhtar. He died last Thursday, four days after being admitted to hospital after falling unconscious.