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Pentagon: delivery of Russian S-300 missiles to Syria ‘irresponsible’

Russian S-300 missiles
The US Department of Defense has described the delivery of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Syria as "irresponsible."

"This seems to be aimed at providing additional cover for the low-level actions of [Russia’s] partners – Iran and Syria," the Defense Department spokesman said.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Tuesday that Russia had handed over 49 pieces of military equipment to Syria, including four S-300 missile systems, with the aim of increasing security for the Russian military in Syria.

In 2010, Syria contracted Russia to supply the modern S-300 missile defense systems, but the deal was canceled during the implementation stage at the request of the Israelis.
Last Modified: Thursday، 04 October 2018 10:40 PM