Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz has told Sputnik that he considers Russian Presidential Aide Vladimir Kozhin’s remark that there were no negotiations on the supply of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syria to be a demonstration of Moscow’s respect toward Tel Aviv.

“I see here another manifestation of mutual respect, which our countries have toward each other, and also adherence to the principle of accounting for [the partner’s] interests,” Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said.

Israel opposes the S-300 missile systems in Syria, as it wants to be able to operate in Syrian airspace to counteract Iran, explaining that Tehran’s activity in Syria endangers Israel’s security.

“Iran’s presence in Syria poses threats to Israel and is a source of instability both in Syria and in the Middle East. The solution to this problem would be driving Iran out of Syria and restoring stability in the region … Israel will continue its activity aimed at ensuring its security and preventing Iranian presence in Syria,” Katz said.

Earlier in the day, the Izvestia newspaper published an interview with Kozhin in which he said that the issue of Russia supplying S-300s to Syria was not yet on the agenda, since Damascus “has everything it needs.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to comment on Kozhin’s remarks, emphasizing that it would be wrong to connect those statements with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow.

In 2010, Syria and Russia negotiated the S-300 supply, but the deal was ended, reportedly at Israel’s request, which feared that the Russian-made missile systems in Syria would limit Tel Aviv’s defense capacity.

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The issue of possibly resuming Russia-Syria negotiations on the S-300 deliveries arose in April 2018, when Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow was no longer bound by a moral duty not to supply Damascus with S-300 systems following Western strikes on Syria on April 14, which came as a response to the alleged chemical attack in the city of Douma, located in Eastern Ghouta.

Source: Sputnik

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musimann
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Israel has never had any respect for anyone including their slaves the US. Thanks Putin for selling out to the Khazars. After all they are your yid. Maybe you don’t want them back either.

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Don’t you see the big picture?
Stabilisation of the Middle-East!
Don’t you want the region to live in peace?
BTW, Khazars converted to Islam.
They just had a king that converted to Judaism in order to stay neutral, being bordering a Christian and a Muslim state.
Converting to Judaism doesn’t makes you a Jew! To be a Jew, you need having a Jew mother!

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Stern Daler

Some like many Arabs want no peace but Israel destroyed out of shear anti-Semitism. But for that destruction they’d need a modern army and serious nuclear capabilities.

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Stern Daler

Katz only wants to sway Russia to the Israeli side by this rubbish talk. Russia recognizes Israel’s right to exist – no more. If the Zionists and the US keep behaving irresponsibly belligerent Damascus may need more capabilities soon.
p.s. The Khazar theory is a myth. There is no significant Jewish population with real Turk roots.

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Wrong. Around 15% of the Ashkenazi Jews are of Turkic , i.e. Khazar, extraction. See the case of the mathematician A.S. Besicovitch, from the Azov sea area , who went to England around 1910 , and later became professor in Cambridge. He was a pure Khazar , his ancestors did not intermarry with any other people. All the names Kagan , Kogan , Kaganovich etc. , and many other names of Turkic origin . Read about the Karaite Jews and their religious tradition.

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gzman501 .

I’m gonna puke…i made it to the end of the first paragraph.

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Don´trust Russian Neoliberal Oligarchy they´re imperialist and zionist allies. Don´t trust Putin anymore. The brave Syrian people deserves a more faithful ally. Pity

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There is a split in the Russian government between the patriotic nationalists , the Army General staff , Shoygu , Rogozin , and the military in general , who wanted to give the S-300 to Syria , , who first started to talk in mid April about the need to send them now at last to Syria , and the ”Euro-Atlanto-philes”, who don’t want to upset the Americans and NATO circles, like Medvedev , Peskov , Siluanov , Kudrin. For tactical reasons Putin decided that it is not now the time to break all bridges to the ”West”, and Israel… Read more »

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Putin=cionist