Middle East

June 11, 2013

Israel hasn’t given up on persuading Russia not to send air defense system to Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to warn that should Russia deliver the S-300 missile system to Syria, it “is likely to draw us into a response, and could send the region deteriorating into war.” But Israeli officials also say they haven’t given up hope that a diplomatic solution will persuade Russia not to go forward with a contract to provide the missiles.

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