Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on military-technical cooperation Vladimir Kozhin denied the statement of the Ambassador of the SAR on the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 to Syria. Kozhin oversees military assistance to other countries.
The Syrian army has for years sought to obtain the S-300 system to counter Israeli air superiority, and Israel has in turn lobbied the Kremlin to refrain from supplying them.
"Iran's presence in Syria poses threats to Israel and is a source of instability both in Syria and in the Middle East. Israel will continue its activity aimed at ensuring its security and preventing Iranian presence in Syria", Katz said.More news: A Fairly Nice Day, Even With Some Rain
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In an interview published on Friday, Kozhin said that Russian Federation was not delivering the S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria and no talks had been underway on their delivery thus far. Putin also held a meeting with Russia's Security Council, where he and the council reportedly "expressed deep concern over such a decision and again emphasized the importance of this (nuclear deal) document", according to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
Russian Federation does not negotiate with the Syrian government on deliveries of antiaircraft-rocket complexes With-300.
An image released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) early on May 10, 2018 purportedly shows what the official news agency said was air defence systems intercepting Israeli missiles over Syrian airspace, without specifying the location.