April 14, 2015 / 4:36 PM / 4 years ago

Israel 'dismayed' at S-300 missile deal with Iran: Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the media in Jerusalem April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Debbie Hill/Pool

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday expressed Israel’s “dismay” to Russian President Vladimir Putin at Russia’s decision to lift a self-imposed ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran.

A statement from Netanyahu’s office said he “expressed Israel’s dismay at the decision... (and) told President Putin that this step will only increase Iran’s aggression in the region and will destabilize security in the Middle East.”

Putin lifted the ban on delivering the air defense system to Iran on Monday.

Writing by Ori Lewis; Editing by Larry King

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