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Netanyahu: Israel Continues to Act Against Iran in Syria

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel continues to act against the establishment of Iranian military in Syria, and emphasized that he stays in constant contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russia has sent the first part of its S-300 air defence missile system to Iran, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Monday.

Report: Russia Says It Gave S-300 to Syria for Free

TEL AVIV – Russia supplied Syria with three S-300 anti-aircraft battalion sets with eight launchers and more than 100 surface-to-air guided missiles each free of charge, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported.

UN workers monitor the Israel-Syria border in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights

Russia: Change In Golan Heights Status Must Go Through U.N. Security Council

TEL AVIV – Days after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that the Golan Heights was sovereign Israeli territory and should be recognized as such but the international community, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that changing its status constitutes a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA - APRIL 5, 2017: S-300 long range surface-to-air missile systems seen at Alabino Range during a rehearsal for the upcoming 9 May military parade marking the 72nd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images)

Watch: Russian Military Video Shows S-300 Deployment in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry on Wednesday released footage showing delivery of the S-300 advanced anti-aircraft system to Syria, weeks after it blamed Israel for the downing of one of its spy planes by a less-sophisticated Syrian air defense missile.

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Netanyahu: Israeli, Russian Army Officials To Work On Restoring Ties

TEL AVIV – Israeli and Russian military officials will meet in a bid to fix fraying ties between the two countries in the wake of the downing of a Russian plane by Syrian air defenses during an Israeli airstrike last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.

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Report: Russia to Ship Air Defense Missile Batteries to Iran Within Weeks

Moscow is close to inking an agreement that would expedite the transfer of several of its S-300 missile units to Iran, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Tuesday, Iran’s state-media reported. The air-defense batteries will help extensively to secure Iran’s military and nuclear sites against airstrikes.

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Surrender: Obama Hints Will End Iran Sanctions Immediately if They Can ‘Snap Back’

President Barack Obama appeared to yield Friday to Iran’s insistence that sanctions be removed immediately when a nuclear deal goes into effect, rather than over time. Rather than lifting sanctions only when Iran is shown to be complying with the agreement, Obama now wants sanctions to be able to “snap back” when Iran is found to be in violation of the deal.