ERBIL — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, discussed the recent events in Kurdistan Region during a phone conversation on Wednesday.
Putin has held a telephone conversation with Netanyahu to discuss the Syria issue, Iran’s nuclear program and the results of the referendum of the Kurdistan Region, the Kremlin press service said in a statement.
"There was a thorough discussion of ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, the situation surrounding Iran’s nuclear program and the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan," the statement reads, as quoted by TASS.
According to Kremlin, the telephone conversation between Putin and Netanyahu was initiated by Israel.
The conversation comes following the military incursion of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi against Kirkuk Province which has been protected by the Peshmerga forces since the Iraqi army abandoned it ahead of Islamic State’s attack on Iraq.