Putin: Iran missiles deal doesn't threaten Israel

April 14, 2015 7:27 PM

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Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying the missiles he is allowing to be shipped to Iran are "purely defensive" and won't threaten the Middle East.

The conversation comes a day after Putin announced Russia was immediately lifting a five-year ban on transferring one of the world's most advanced anti-aircraft systems to Iran. Less than two weeks ago, Iran reached a framework agreement with world powers, including Russia and the United States, on ...

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