And yes they are surface to surface missiles not anti missile system
Israel Expresses Concerns Over Possible Russia-Syria Arms Deal
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(RTTNews) - Israel's President Shimon Peres and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Thursday expressed concerns over a possible Russia-Syria arms deal, saying it would destabilize the Middle East.
Earlier, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had offered to let Russia deploy surface-to-surface Iskander missiles in its territory to counter the US missile shield program in Eastern Europe.
Israel's Prime Minister Shimon Peres expressed concerns over the possibility of Russia deploying missiles in Syria and warned that such a move would destabilize not only the Middle East, but the entire world as well.
"Weapons of mass destruction are less dangerous without a means for launching them, but once a launching system is developed, the situation will be terrible," Israel's Army Radio quoted Peres as saying.
Meanwhile Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni also expressed her concerns about the possibility of a Russia-Syria arms deal, saying that it would destabilize the entire Middle East.
"It is a mutual interest of Russia, of Israel and of the pragmatic leaders and states in the region not to send long-range missiles to Syria," she said, pointing out Syria's alleged links with Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah.
Their remarks came after Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said earlier on Thursday that Moscow is prepared to supply Syria with defensive weapons that would "not disturb the strategic balance in the region."
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