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Russia upgrades radar station in Syria to aid Iran

Posted By admin On March 1, 2012 @ 4:17 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Abraham Rabinovich
The Washington Times [1]
March 1, 2012

JERUSALEM — Russia has upgraded a surveillance station it maintains in Syrian territory in order to provide Iran early warning of an Israeli attack, according to the Israeli security-related blog Debkafile.

The surveillance station, located south of Damascus, had been able to monitor air traffic in Israel as far south as Tel Aviv, as well as northern Jordan and western Iraq.

Since the upgrade, its range reportedly extends to all parts of Israel and Jordan and as far south as the northern part of Saudi Arabia.

According to the report, Russia has introduced cutting-edge technology to the station and expanded its manpower.

Russia has taken a firm stand against any military attack on Iran or any attempt to force Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said this week that Russia is concerned about the threat of an attack against Iran.

“If it happens, the fallout would be truly catastrophic,” he said, also warning that any outside attempt to displace Mr. Assad would open Syria to “a Libyan scenario.”

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[1] The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/29/russia-upgrades-radar-station-syria-aid-iran/

[2] Russia upgrades Syria-based electronic station to warn Iran of US/Israeli attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-upgrades-syria-based-electronic-station-to-warn-iran-of-usisraeli-attack.html

[3] Russian radar in Armenia to block an US/Israeli strike on Iran from the north: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russian-radar-in-armenia-to-block-an-usisraeli-strike-on-iran-from-the-north.html

[4] Iran moves radar to Syria: US official: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-moves-radar-to-syria-us-official.html

[5] Russia slams Israeli attack on Syria. US forces in Jordan on alert: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-slams-israeli-attack-on-syria-us-forces-in-jordan-on-alert.html

[6] Syria ‘would not join Iran in war against Israel’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-would-not-join-iran-in-war-against-israel.html

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