Achilles picked the Russian team over Saudi Arabia for the opener in Moscow on June 14, and, indeed, Russia beat Saudi Arabia 5-0.
Russia and Turkey could run tests to discover the vulnerabilities of the F-35, and once Russia and Turkey have it, Iran will have it as well.
The Russian request also places constraints on Syrian President Bashar Assad, who is dependent on Russia in his fight against the rebels.
Putin is the responsible adult who would quash war attempts in the region because it is contrary to Russian interests.
In recent days it has been reported that Russia is deploying military and military police units along the border between Syria and Lebanon, a move the Russians have undertaken without prior coordination with Hezbollah.
A U.S. Embassy official said the decision to host the celebration at “Airport City” was a practical one meant to account for weather, budget, and security considerations.
Russia is widely believed to have agreed not to interfere with Israeli military action taken against Iranian forces and Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters in Syria.
Also slated for departure from southern Syria, according to the Observatory, are ISIS affiliates Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid.
Lavrov failed to mention that the original layout for the "de-escalation zone" at Israel's doorstep had been designed by Russia, Turkey, and Iran, and authorized an Iranian military presence some three miles away from Israel's Golan Heights border.
Is President Assad delusional? Probably – you can't be reduced to the post of Mayor of Damascus and still call yourself President of Syria without a hefty doze of delusional thinking.
One of those zones was supposed to be handed over to Iran, which was planning to rule over the rebel-controlled south, along the Syrian border with Israel and Jordan.
The ministry did not specify which news outlets it was referring to; however, numerous Arab sources reported on the incident.
Israel's Defense Ministry underlined Israel's view that the Iranian presence should be entirely eradicated from Syria, not only militarily.
Iran and Syria will comprise a prominent part of the agenda although it is likely other issues will be discussed as well.
Despite much speculation the circumstances surrounding the incident remain unclear. Russia and Israel have not confirmed or denied the reports.
"Russia will comply with its obligations under the JCPOA to the full."
Lavrov and Zarif will discuss the situation in Syria, which has deteriorated on May 10 after Israel had delivered a deadly retaliatory strike on Iranian military positions in Syria.
Putin preceded his extensive meeting with Netanyahu with a meeting of the Russian National Security Council, part of which was devoted to the anticipated Israeli strikes in Syria.
"Syria’s air defenses downed more than half of the Israeli missiles," Russia's Defense Ministry claimed.
It is unbelievable, but 73 years after the Holocaust, there is a country in the Middle East, Iran, that is calling for the destruction of another six million Jews," Netanyahu told Putin.
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This recognition of the suffering of the Jews, the only other nation mentioned next to the Russian people in that context, that's a new and big thing.
Russia, who, next to Iran, is the biggest beneficiary of the JCPOA deal, condemned the Trump move.
Minister Yuval Steinitz pulled no punches when he made Israel's red lines clear.
The two will discuss recent developments in the region.
The prime minister "spoke ... with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the wake of the exposure of the documents on the Iranian plan to achieve nuclear weapons."