Russia reprimands Israel over missile launch

Deputy defense minister summons Israeli, US military attachés for reprimand following Anchor missile test fire last week, Russian news agency reports

Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov summoned the Israeli and American military attachés for a reprimand following the launching of the Anchor missile in the Mediterranean last week, Russia's RIA-Novosti news agency reported.


According to the report, Antonov demanded that Israel and the US refrain from military actions or exercises that "could have a negative effect on security in the region and the world."


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The meeting was held last Wednesday, a day after the test fire.



Anchor missiel test (Archive footage)    (צילום: משרד הביטחון)

Anchor missiel test (Archive footage)


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Last Tuesday, shortly after Russia announced it detected the launch of two ballistic missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean, Israel's Defense Ministry issued a statement saying it successfully tested an Anchor target missile.  


Russia's report said the launch was detected at 9:16 am Israel time while the Defense Ministry statement said the test took place at 9:15 am. It was further stated that the test was successful and was conducted in the Mediterranean from Air Force field in central Israel.


Syrian state sources said the missiles had fallen harmlessly into the sea and there were no signs of a missile attack or explosions in Damascus on Tuesday, Itar-Tass news agency said.



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