An Iranian lawmaker said that the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system was “inactive” during a recent Israeli missile attack on Damascus.
Heshmatollah Falahat-Pisheh, head of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy commission said that S-300, which was delivered to Syria, was “inactive”, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
Falahat-Pisheh insisted that if the S-300 systems in Syria operated correctly, the Israeli occupation military would be unable to easily conduct airstrikes on Syria which conducted for two days in a row.
The remarks came after the Syrian Foreign Ministry has notified the United Nations that the Israeli airstrikes were possible only with US support and with immunity “silently” approved by some other members of the UN Security Council.
Referring to Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, in turn, urged Tel Aviv to stop “the practice of arbitrary strikes on the territory of a sovereign state”.