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Media learned about transfer of the Iranian operators S-300 to Syria — Rambler News Service


Photo: The American and Israeli intelligence agencies learned globallookpress.com about the begun transfer of the Iranian operators of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syria for service of systems which at the beginning of October Russia transferred to the Arab republic, reported the DEBKAfile edition with reference to the source connected with intelligence of the USA and Israel. According to the Israeli portal, Moscow initially planned to entrust air defense systems of Syria to the Iranian experts. For this reason to Syria sent the same complex which for the purpose of protection of own nuclear objects received Iran two years ago — S-300PMU2. The resource notes that the American and Israeli military experts were surprised by the fact that Russia transferred to Syria outdated system. The edition explains that replacement of the Russian operators S-300 Iranian on a case of blows of the American or Israeli military was the purpose of Moscow. Jerusalem sees in the events both pluses, and minuses. On the one hand, the Israeli Air Force will not be afraid to strike blow to the Russian military at the time of blows to the Syrian air defense systems. On the other hand, the data obtained by investigation tell about strengthening of positions of Iran in Syria what Israel actively fights against. At the beginning of October Moscow delivered three S-300 divisions to Syria, each of which consists of eight launchers. The Arab republic got surface-to-air missile systems free of charge as were already used by Russia before transition to more modern S-400. Then the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoygu said that training of experts from Syria in work with complexes will take about three months. The decision on S-300 broadcast to Damascus was made after the crash of the Russian Il-20 plane at coast of Syria as a result of blow of the Syrian S-200 system which traced the Israeli fighter. Moscow called responsible for an incident Jerusalem.

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