BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Israel opposes Russia supplying Syria with S-300 anti-aircraft systems, former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told RIA Novosti on Saturday.
“Of course, we do not like it,” the former Defense Minister said.
“The S-300 is a more powerful system, and we do not like its appearance there, but just as we are ready and able to overcome the entire existing air defense of Syria, we should be ready to deal with the S-300,” Ya’alon said.
According to him, Tel Aviv did not want the complexes “fell into the hands of the Syrians”, and earlier, when such questions arose, the Israeli side discussed them through channels of communication with the Russian leadership.
“I believe Russia is receiving signals from our authorities about the undesirability of such supplies,” the former Defense Minister added.