16 articles tagged "Russian S-300"
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Lavrov: Russia will honor its S-300 missile contract with Damascus. Two Russian warships head for Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report June 21, 2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday, June 20, that Moscow will honor its controversial contract to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria. He spoke the day after the announcement that two warships carrying 600 Russian marines were heading for Syria "to protect the Russian citizens there” along, with air force cover “as needed.” debkafile: Russia and the West are pumping more arms into Syria ahead of the decisive battle for Aleppo between the HIzballah-backed Syrian army and heavily mobilized rebel forces.

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Moscow Throws down the Gauntlet for Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2013

Moscow is challenging Israel to make good on its threats to knock out the S-300 or lose credibility. But Israel needs a US guarantee of military backup in case its action spirals into a major conflict with Syria and its allies.

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Russia Slaps down Tentative Western Military Moves for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2013

Moscow’s strong military momentum on Bashar Assad’s behalf includes the positioning of Russian troops within easy reach of Syria. But are Russian missiles a match for the Israeli Air Force? Only real combat can provide the answer.

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Israeli intelligence denies first Russian S-300s arrive in Syria - contrary to Assad’s claim
DEBKAfile Special Report May 30, 2013

Senior Israeli intelligence sources insisted to debkafile Thursday May 30 that Syria had still not received any Russian S-300 anti-missile batteries – contrary to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s claim that the first batch had arrived. Israel says it will destroy them before they are operational.

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Putin Suspects US, Turkey of Taking Part in Israeli Air Strikes over Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013

In its air strike on Syria on May 3, Israel fired stand-off missiles, a tactic for avoiding sending planes into Syrian airspace. This tactic, which Moscow judged to be the precursor for an attack on Iran, will be thwarted by the 200-kilometer range of the S-300 anti-air missiles in Syria.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin
How Did Israel Wind up Facing a Russian-Syrian Front?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013

Binyamin Netanyahu tried tackling Vladimir Putin on the sale of S-300 anti-air missiles to Syria but found that the missiles were already in place and the Russian leader unshakable in his support for the Assad regime – even to backing a war of attrition against Israel.

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Putin and Netanyahu talk three hours at Sochi
Putin again warns Netanyahu hands off Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report May 14, 2013

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spent three hours with President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Tuesday, May, 14, trying to head off advanced Russian anti-air S-300 missile systems sales to Syria. Instead, the Russian leader issued a warning relating to Israel’s air strikes against Damascus.

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Russia staffs Mediterranean fleet. Turkey weighs payback for Syrian bombings
DEBKAfile Special Report May 12, 2013

Russian Navy Admiral Viktor Chirkov said Sunday, May 12, that a permanent staff of 20 officers is in place to run Russian fleet operations in the Mediterranean Sea. debkafile: Russia’s step aims at safeguarding the Assad regime and securing its Hizballah and Iranian allies. It also signals Moscow’s Middle East comeback.

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A deal on Syria already fading
US envoy Ford’s secret crossing into Syria. Turkey’s “chemical dossier” for Obama
DEBKAfile Special Report May 10, 2013

The Obama administration’s slowcoach policy on Syria has given Iran and Hizballah unfettered access to intervene in the Syrian civil war, magnifying its lethality and prospects of its spilling over into Israel, Turkey and Jordan, says debkafile. It will further deteriorate when Washington’s expectations of an international conference are not recprocated by Moscow.

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Moscow may hand Iran S-300, breach arms embargo if Assad ousted
DEBKAfile Special Report July 5, 2012

Moscow has removed the gloves in its defense of Syrian ruler Bashar Assad.  Wednesday, July 4, senior Russian official Ruslan Pukhov warned: “If the Syrian regime is changed by force or if Russia doesn't like the outcome, it most likely will respond by selling S-300s to Iran."  This threat gave substance to the hints thrown out by Russian President Vladimir Putin during his June 25 visit to Israel about breaking the UN arms embargo against Iran. debkafile’s military sources disclose that Israel has developed counter-measures for this advanced Russian missile.

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M-600 surface missile - now guided
Syrian, Hizballah's guided missiles defy Israel's aerial supremacy
DEBKAfile Special Report November 22, 2010

Israeli Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin warned the Israel cabinet Sunday, Nov. 21:  "Tel Aviv will be a front line in the next conflict."  debkafile's military sources report he was referring to the thousands of missiles with enhanced ranges of 300 kilometers Syria and Hizballah have received from Iran and which Iranian engineers are outfitting with guidance systems to challenge Israel's aerial capabilities and missile defenses. Syria's chemical warheads are now fully guided.

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Russian-Venezuelan deal recoups $800 m lost on cancelled missile sale to Iran
Iran may get Russian S-300 interceptors after all - via Venezuela
DEBKAfile Special Report October 16, 2010

Russia appears ready to sell Venezuela the same five S-300PMU-1 air defense missile battalions it withheld from Iran because of international sanctions. debkafile's sources report Venezuela's ruler Hugo Chavez offered to buy them when he met Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow Thursday, Oct. 14.  Israel turned to Washington to try and block the transaction for its original client, Iran, to get hold of the sophisticated interceptors through its good friend Chavez.

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Tehran Offers a Billion Dollars for S-300 Blueprints
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2010

Iran is shopping around Russia's arms customers for S-300 missile technology hoping China will be forthcoming. Military chiefs have warned the regime that a US or Israeli attack is more probable than not and Iran's nuclear plants and Tehran are wide open without this advanced missile system.

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Lieutnant-General Alexander Zelin
Moscow Outplays Washington on the Iranian Chess Board
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2010

Moscow has made two seemingly unconnected moves on the Iranian chess board in ten days. On August 11, it announced the deployment of the powerful S-300 interceptor missiles in Abkhazia on the Black Sea and, the next day, set Aug. 21 as the date for loading the first delivery of Russian fuel in the Iranian nuclear reactor in Bushehr  

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Lifting US ban on Russia's S-300s for Iran blows hole in Israel's security
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 22, 2010

Israel's security suffered a major setback on the eve of its homeland security exercise (starting Sunday, May 23) from three Obama administration concessions for buying Moscow's backing for UN Security Council sanctions against Iran. it deletes the embargo on such sophisticated weaponry as the Russian S-300 systems sought by Tehran for shooting down any US or Israel warplanes attacking its nuclear sites.
Israel has yet to protest this blow to Washington or Moscow.

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S-300 effective against air or missile attack
Iranian teams train on S-300 interceptors at Russian bases
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2010

While Russia backs the US on watered-down UN Security Council sanctions for Iran, debkafile's military sources report Iranian Revolutionary Guards crews are surreptitiously training at Russian bases for operating advanced S-300 interceptor-missile systems, which are capable of fending off a potential attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

After its softening by Russia and China, the new sanctions motion does not ban the consignment of this weapon to Iran.

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