Russia to reconsider supplying S-300 missiles to Syria

Russia to reconsider supplying S-300 missiles to Syria

According to news reports, Russia is reconsidering to supply the Syrian regime with S-300 missile Defence systems.

Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu confirmed the same in an official statement reported by Russian Interfax news agency.

Russia had previously refused to supply the S-300 missiles Defence System at the request of Israel and western countries said the Minister, Middle East Monitor reported.

The minister in his statement added that “in light of the recent US-British-French aggression against Syria, Moscow is ready to review its position”.

According to Israeli army officials, the S-300 defence system is more sophisticated than any Syrian anti-aircraft missile system which can drop ballistic missiles as well as aircraft over a distance of more than 150 kilometers.

According to the reports published in Israeli Yedioth Aharonoth newspaper, Israel and US had denied Russia from providing the S-300 missile to the Syrian regime, though Iran was willing to strike the deal.

Though war between the two countries does not seem to bring any stability in the region, the Russian minister said Russia still insists on the need to initiate dialogues in order to solve the differences.

Shoygu remarks coincide with visits by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas and an adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Akbar Velayati, to Russia.