(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.
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
consider this delivery a factor of stabilization [in the Middle East],” Ryabko said, Russia
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.