US Says Israel Missile Test Was Long Planned
The Pentagon has declared that the US technical assistance and support for an Israeli missile test over the Mediterranean Sea this morning was unrelated to U.S. consideration of military action in Syria.
“Early this morning, the United States Department of Defense provided technical assistance and support to the Israeli Missile Defense Organization flight test of a Sparrow target missile over the Mediterranean Sea,” Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement.
“The test was long planned to help evaluate the Arrow Ballistic Missile Defense system’s ability to detect, track, and communicate information about a simulated threat to Israel.”
“This test had nothing to do with United States consideration of military action to respond to Syria’s chemical weapons attack,” the press secretary added.
Israel's Defense Ministry said Tuesday it had carried out a missile test in the Mediterranean sea, apparently explaining news alerts run about an hour earlier after Russia's radar systems detected two "ballistic objects" fired from the central Mediterranean toward the eastern part of the sea.
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Probably You are right, Peter...
All reports, except one, state that the missiles were aimed at the eastern Mediterranean which could mean Syria, Lebanon or Israel the exception is the announcement from Israel that the missiles were aimed at them by the US to test their own (Israeli) missile defense systems.