Netanyahu Warns Putin over Transferring Arms to 'Irresponsible Hands'


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against delivering an air defense system to Syria amid a dispute over the downing of one of Moscow's planes.

"Prime Minister Netanyahu said that transferring advanced weapons systems into irresponsible hands will increase the dangers in the region, and added that Israel will continue to defend its security and its interests," Netanyahu's office said in a statement after a call between the leaders.

On September 17, Syrian air defenses mistakenly shot down a Russian military plane following an Israeli raid in Syria, killing 15 people.

Moscow has blamed the friendly fire incident on Israeli pilots using the larger Russian plane as "cover."

Russia announced new security measures to protect its military in Syria, including supplying the Syrian army with an S-300 air defense system and jamming radars of nearby warplanes.

Netanyahu told Putin Israel was sticking by its version of events and "reiterated that the Syrian military, which brought down the plane, and Iran, whose aggression is undermining stability, are responsible for the unfortunate incident," the statement said.

Despite the dispute "it was agreed to continue the dialogue between the professional teams and the inter-military coordination via the military channels", the Israeli statement said.

Comments 8
Thumb Southern......... 24 September 2018, 19:14

Assad will get the long awaited S-300

Thumb _citizen_ 24 September 2018, 19:20

'patriotic' to Bani Majus

Thumb s.o.s 24 September 2018, 19:41

Natayahu is a Jew from Lithuania. These baltic people and Poles hate russians for what they did to them over the centuries. The thing is Netanyahu May be able to twist the EU’s arm, but he has no leverage whatsoever on Putin because Israel needs Russia as much as America to survive.

Thumb s.o.s 24 September 2018, 22:06

End of story? Your terrorist militia stoped my uncle’s convoy , a Lebanese general. That’s how much respect for the State and its institutions the Shia terrorists have.

Retribution will come when least expected Caivs Ivlivs Caesar style!

Thumb warrior 25 September 2018, 04:52

lol @ iraní

You put them on air conditioned buses:)

Thumb liberty 25 September 2018, 05:28

"Hezbollah is there to support the army"

شهيد للجيش وإصابات خلال مداهمة في الهرمل
أفادت معلومات صحافية ان الشهيد من آل وهبي في مديرية المخابرات في الجيش، وبلغ عدد العناصر الذين أصيبوا بجروح سبعة على اثر مداهمة لاحد الاماكن المشبوهة في جرود الهرمل تعود لمطلوب بتهم الاتجار بالمخدرات من آل علاو. ولاتزال الاشتباكات متواصلة وقد استقدم الجيش اللبناني تعزيزات ويعمل على تطويق المكان ومطاردة المطلوبين.

Missing ysurais 25 September 2018, 10:58

Pkhesident Putin will dekhstroy the new missiles if delivered..

Mr Nitanyahu pirostayka and stolishnaya illushin will destroy your planes..

Thumb s.o.s 25 September 2018, 21:15

LoL did you drink too much Putinka?