Interesting time and place for a “missile test.”
So, what was this, really?
Via: Al Jazeera:
Russia has announced that its missile early warning system detected the launch of two missiles from the central part of the Mediterranean Sea fired towards the sea’s eastern coastline, and later confirmed in an Israel statement by Reuters news agency.
Israel initially denied knowledge of the missile launch, but soon after said in a statement to Reuters that it had carried out one joint missile test with the US, of an “anchor” target missile used in anti-missile systems, the news agency reported on Tuesday.
Israel said it carried out a test of a missile, used as a target in a US-funded anti-missile system, in the Mediterranean at (9:15am) 06:15GMT, around the same time quoted by Russian state-run news agency, RIA.
An official from the Israeli Defence Ministry later confirmed that both Israel and the US carried a joint missile test in the Mediteranean today.
Al Jazeera’s Paul Brennen, reporting from Jerusalem, said that the confirmation by Israel was unusual.
“It’s is highly unusual that Israel should be involved in this joint exercise, as it could draw Israel into the conflict.”
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