Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that the IDF will carry on operations to prevent Iran from establishing a military foothold in Syria while continuing to coordinate action with Russia. He was summing up of the security cabinet meeting Tuesday on the deployment of Russian S-300s in Syria after the IL-20 crash, before flying to New York and the UN General Assembly. Netanyahu said he and President Vladimir Putin had agreed IDF and Russian army officers would meet soon. He added: For three years we have been very successful in averting Iran’s military consolidation in Syria and its attempts to transfer lethal weapons to Hizballah, despite some digressions.
DEBKAfile: These remarks do not address the new conditions set up by Russia against Israeli operations in Syria, including jamming measures against its air force and navy.