According to reports, Russia’s S-300 Surface to Air Missile system is to be delivered and deployed to Syria.
Israel has responded with veiled threats. In the words of Israel’s Minister for Military Affairs Moshe Ya’alon:
“Clearly this move is a threat to us… At this stage I can’t say there is an escalation. The shipments have not been sent on their way yet. And I hope that they will not be sent.. if God forbid they do reach Syria, we will know what to do.”
President Assad confirmed that the S-300 had been delivered.