Yadlin also revealed that the four IAF F-16's were already back in Israeli airspace when the Syrian army began to launch S-200 missiles "randomly" as the IDF called it.
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Under the new measures, "in regions near Syria over the Mediterranean Sea, there will be radio-electronic suppression of satellite navigation, on-board radar systems and communication systems of military aviation attacking objects on Syrian territory", Shoigu said. Russia has attributed the shoot-down of their plane to Israeli jets "hiding" behind the much larger Russian surveillance plane when they came under fire from S-200s.
Bolton then pivoted the blame to Iran, which has sent troops, weapons, and cash to the Assad regime throughout the war, raising concerns in Israel that Tehran was establishing bases on its northern border.
"Now the situation has changed, and we are not to blame", the defense minister said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Putin on Monday that supplying advanced weapon systems to "irresponsible players" would heighten dangers in the region, according to Netanyahu's office.
Russian Federation and Turkey agreed last week to set up a demilitarized zone around Idlib to separate government forces from rebels, averting a government offensive on the last major opposition stronghold in Syria.
The meeting also reportedly tackled the implications of Russia's decision to provide Syria with the S-300 system, delivery of which is expected within two weeks.
'According to information of our military experts, the reason (behind the downing) were premeditated actions by Israeli pilots which certainly can not but harm our relations, ' Peskov told journalists.
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Wednesday's meeting highlighted a rift between the United States and its European allies over the Iran nuclear deal . The US president is in the Security Council chair on Wednesday because America now holds the rotating presidency.
"There will be condemnation from "the West", but behind the scenes, the line between the Russians and Israelis will remain intact due to agreements they are both abiding by", Abboud told Al Jazeera from Pennsylvania in the US.
The Israeli Air Force "did not hide behind any aircraft", the statement said.
A day later, Moscow says it plans to supply the Syrian army with a new S-300 air defence system and jam radars of nearby warplanes.
In recent years, Israel has carried out repeated strikes against Iranian targets in Syria as well as what it says are advanced arms deliveries to Hezbollah.
"Obviously, this seriously constrains not just Israeli, but also U.S. operations in case of possible bombing of Syria", Sokov said of the new Russian-staffed S-300. It is possible that these aircraft delivered of the S-300 air defense systems to Syria.
Israel also notified the Russians 12 minutes before the attack - far longer than Moscow claims.
Last week's crash, which killed 15 Russian service members, had forced Moscow to take "adequate retaliatory measures to increase the safety of Russian military fighting global terrorism in Syria", Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday in a televised address.
Israel, which has struck Syria scores of times during the seven-year war, said after the incident that it would work to improve "deconfliction" of its missions, but would not halt them.