Netanyahu Doubles Down: Syria to Blame for Downed Russian Plane

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AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service

Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a telephone conversation on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which he blamed the Syrians for last week’s downing of a Russian spy plane after an IAF strike in Latakia, despite Russia’s conclusions that Israel bears responsibility for the incident.

Netanyahu and Putin’s phone call came on the backdrop of Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu’s announcement on Monday morning that Moscow will supply an S-300 anti-missile system to Syria within two weeks.

Netanyahu said that “transferring advanced weapons systems into irresponsible hands will increase the dangers in the region,” adding “Israel will continue to defend its security and its interests,” According to a statement released by the GPO.

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