Israel’s response to Russia’s arms sales to Iran S-300 air defense missiles
Data Figure: Russian S-300 air defense missile
recently, Russia’s military cooperation with Middle East countries become more closely, Moscow has spread to Lebanon and MiG-29 fighters to Iran S-300 missile news. According to Agence France-Presse reported December 26 that Russia will also next year Syria and Egypt, S-125 “Pechora” air missile to provide upgrade services.
uncertainty in the Middle East against the backdrop of Moscow’s move to some countries can not tolerate Israel’s response is particularly strong. Former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim to accept Russia’s “News Times” interview, said: “Russia should be aware of the fact – if they will be S-300 missiles to Iran, then Russia will be the same in the missile within the range, the two sides should jointly respond to Russia to Islamic terrorism. “
However, Russia has denied the news of the missile sale to Iran. Israel responsible person said: “Russia has informed us do, that Iran had announced the news is not true.” He also said that Russia once again confirmed their caretaker Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and reached about the importation of arms to the Middle East not to change the regional strategic balance of the agreement.
Israel’s Ben Gurion University Professor Zaki Salon from a military point of view on the matter of the judge. His Russia “The Independent” that even if Iran has a S-300 missile system, they may not be able to resist Israel’s bombing of its nuclear facilities, “Iranian missiles may not be able to change by several regional strategic balance.” He also said that from the perspective of the war between Israel and Syria, Israel has full capability to counter a similar missile system, the Iranians may not give the army of fighters fatal blow.
Sharon also believes the Iranians access to these missile systems, you need several months to install and debug. And he emphasized, the dispute around these missile systems, far beyond the bilateral relations between Israel and Russia, the scope of “this is more an issue between Russia and the United States.”