Netanyahu: Israel to continue anti-Iran strikes in Syria despite S-300
The IDF will continue to strike at Iranian target in Syria, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after Russia announced plans to transfer to Syria an advanced anti-missile system known as the S-300.
“Israel has been very successful in the last three years in preventing Iran’s military buildup in Syria as well as its attempts to deliver lethal weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon,” Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone on Monday night and agreed to continue their security coordination in Syria.
“Since the tragic events in the Syrian skies, I have spoken twice with President Putin, expressing deep sorrow about the loss of lives of the Russia crew on the plane, that was irresponsibly shot down by Syrian fire,” Netanyahu said.
Worth mentioning that the Israeli Air Force misled the Russian side by providing wrong information about the area of the planned air strikes on September 17, thus the Russian Il-20 couldn’t move to a safe zone, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said.