Saturday, September 19, 2009
Israel threatens Iran over it's air defence
Since 2007 there has been talk of Iran acquiring S-300 surface to air defensive missiles from Russia.
The S-300 system was developed by Russia to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles.
Iran have stated they will use them to defend their nuclear sites from air or missile attack from Israel.
Israeli air force chief Major-General Ido Nehushtan today has expressed concern:
"We need to make every effort to stop this system from getting to places where the IAF (Israeli Air Force) needs to operate or may need to operate in the future," he has stated.
He failed to emphasize how these missiles posed any threat to Israel.