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Officials: Report on nixed Russian missile deal 'detached from reality'
Government sources dismissed the overnight report by the Sunday Times that claims the Russian shipment of missiles to Syria was called off.

 

"This story is detached from reality. A fairytale. There was no agreement or understanding achieved between Putin and Netanyahu. That's another piece of fantasizing," an official told Ynet, adding "It's likely there would be a great deal of foot-dragging by the Russians, who would use it as a bargaining chip without following through with the deal. Only time will tell." (Attila Somfalvi, Yoav Zitun)