Iranian MP asks Russia to activate S-300s during Israeli strikes

Heshmat-Allah Falahat Pishe calls for activation of Russian missile batteries against Israeli planes.

Mordechai Sones,

Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-300
Russian anti-aircraft missile system S-300
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National Security and Foreign Policy Committee in the Iranian Majlis Chairman Heshmat-Allah Falahat was interviewed on Russia Today TV on February 1, 2019, where he denied he had accused Russia of collaborating with Israel in Syria against Iran, reports the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

However, he asked the Russians to activate the S-300 system during Israeli air strike to test it and see whether it works. He said: “Russian, Iranian, and Syrian soldiers shed their blood together in Syria. This blood shouldn't be sacrificed for just any reason. We achieved a lot [together] and we must continue on this path.”

Piche Added: “I don't know why the Russians hesitate to say our relationship is strategic. We fought together and Russia's under American sanctions, just like us. In order to deal with that, we expect more cooperation from the Russian side.”

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