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Russia backs off delivery of S-300s to Syria after Israel PM’s Moscow trip

Kremlin denies that sudden change of heart was related to Netanyahu’s talk with Putin

  • Asia Times

A high-profile visit to Moscow by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have paid off, as comments from the Kremlin on Friday suggest they will not be delivering an advanced missile defense system to Syria.

Rial 2bThe change of heart comes after Russia’s defense ministry announced last month it was planning to send S-300 defense systems to Syria.

Israel issued a warning in response that they would not shy away from destroying them if necessary.

The Kremlin said that there would be “catastrophic…

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