Israel warns Russia over shipment of advanced missiles to Syria

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(JNS.org) Israel has sent a warning to Russia over
the transfer of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, threatening to
strike the shipments if necessary.

Israel fears
that the weapons could be a regional game changer, especially if its falls into
the hands of terrorist groups like Hezbollah.

Nevertheless, Russia’s Deputy
Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabko defended Russia’s right to deliver the S-300s to
Syria.

“We
consider this delivery a factor of stabilization [in the Middle East],” Ryabko said, Russia
Today
reported.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon,
according to the Associated Press, told
reporters when asked about the S-300s, “The shipments have not been sent on
their way yet. And I hope that they will not be sent.” But if “God forbid [the
S-300s] do reach Syria, [Israel] will know what to do,” Ya’alon said.

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Source: JNS.org

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