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Syrian FM: S-300 will respond to 'Israeli threats'

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Sunday welcomed the deliveries of the Russian S-300 air defense systems to his country, saying they were a "timely step."

"It is a system which is defensive in its nature rather than offensive, and it is intended for the defense of the Syrian airspace. If we analyze the importance of the Syrian airspace's protection, we will see that it reflects security and stability, but not a war. I would like to note that it is a very timely step and we are very grateful to Russia for its efforts," Muallem said, according to the Sputnik news agency.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Simchat Torah and Shmini Atzeret in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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