U.S.-Israel missile test rebuked by Russia

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov summoned the Israeli and American military attaches in Moscow to rebuke them for last week's U.S.-Israel missile test, voicing his displeasure with the fact that Israel and the U.S. did not notify Russia about the test, the news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov (right) rebuked the U.S. and Israel for its Sparrow target missile test. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.


"I don't completely understand how someone could play with arms and missiles in that region today,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said during a press conference.

Israel’s Homa Administration in the Defense Ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (MAFAT), in cooperation with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, last week successfully tested the Sparrow target missile used in anti-missile defense systems.

Regarding Russia's rebuke of the test, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said it "refuses to comment on internal dialogue over military diplomatic channels."

Posted on September 10, 2013 .