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Israel should revise its policy on Syria
Even without Russian indifference, it’s hard to imagine that Israeli airstrikes would make the Iranians rethink their plans for Syria.
Report: Russia transfers upgraded S-300 missile batteries to Syria
Three anti-aircraft batteries are more sophisticated than the S-300 air-defense systems transferred to the Syrian regime in September.
Friend or foe? Russia and Israel grapple with geostrategic interests in Mideast
While the Russian transfer of S-300 surface-to-air defense system to Syria will complicate U.S. and Israeli operations in Syria, it is not a game-changer, but instead more of a political statement.
The mask drops: Russia reveals itself as Israel’s enemy
But with Russia’s equipping Syria with S-300s, and its inevitable operation by Russian officers against Israeli aircraft, the Russians risk a major military and technological debacle.
Russian foreign minister: S-300 air-defense system delivered to Syria
“The deliveries started already,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “The measures we will take will be devoted to ensure 100 percent safety and security of our men in Syria, and we will do this.”
Israel and US blast Russia over S-300 transfer to Syria
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin that “providing advanced weapons systems to irresponsible actors will magnify dangers in the region.”
Following Netanayhu visit, Russia will not send S-300 anti-aircraft system to Syria
An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin who oversees military assistance to other countries said it does not believe that the systems are currently needed there.