Deputy FM: Syria Ready to Counter Israelis' Raids.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said that the new delivery of the S-300 air defense system to Syria will help deter Israeli attacks against his country.
"Israel which got used to carrying out many attacks under different pretexts would have to recalculate and reconsider before attacking again," Mekdad told Xinhua.
When asked what would his government do if Israel tried to attack Syria again, Mikdad responded, "Let the Israelis try and we will defend ourselves as we have done before."
Recently, Russia decided to arm Syria with the S-300 air defense system after the downing of the IL-20 reconnaissance plane off the coast of Lattakia on September 17th.
Israel blamed the Syrian military for the IL-20's downing off the coast of Lattakia; however, after a lengthy investigation, the Russian Federation found the Israeli Air Force responsible for the crash which killed 15 servicemen.
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|Date:||Sep 26, 2018|
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