March 04, 2007

Israel Slams Russian Decision to Supply Weapons to Syria

From Israel Slams Russian Decision to Supply Weapons to Syria:

Jerusalem aimed harsh criticism at Russia on Friday for its decision to supply Syria with advanced missiles, including anti-aircraft missiles and new anti-tank missiles that can penetrate Western-made tanks. Senior Israeli officials expressed concern that the arms would be transferred to Hizbullah, warning that missiles that were supplied to Syria in the past were used against IDF tanks in Lebanon. Vice Premier Shimon Peres said that the supply of arms to Syria "encouraged Damascus to turn to war."