Russia and Turkey could run tests to discover the vulnerabilities of the F-35, and once Russia and Turkey have it, Iran will have it as well.
Residents in Japan were warned to take shelter, as the missile passed over Hokkaido.
"This interference satisfies the interests of Israel and runs counter to those of the Syrian people."
Another explanation to the Russians' decision to transfer the SU-57 to the Middle East might be their concern, even panic, over the US Air Force bombing of a Russian convoy which killed hundreds of mercenaries.
In 2016 Russia and Iran signed Memoranda of understanding on dozens of industrial projects, to the tune of an estimated $40 billion. Most of those projects are still in drawers, but there's enough potential wealth in those drawers to make Russia and Iran inseparable.
Le Drian walked on eggshells regarding Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria, because of the arrest of "a few hundred " French-national jihadists who had been captured by the Kurds.
As many as 160,000 Syrians have fled the war zone to the Jordanian and Israeli borders, where neither country is prepared to let them in.
The Syrian Democratic Forces coalition on October 20 officially announced at a news conference that the city had been liberated from ISIS.
Monday saw an awkward turn in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's and President Donald Trump's "friends for ever" relationship, and a turn on a dime by Trump in his relationship with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Incoming US National Security Adviser John Bolton coordinated over the phone with Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben Shabbat prior to the attack.
“Iran is driven by deep hatred for the Arab nation. Unfortunately, it has found some of our sons who are putting their hands in its and trying to seize Lebanon from its Arab surroundings."
The downing of the plane came as Syrian government forces, backed by Russian air support and Iranian infantry, have intensified their offensive in Idlib, one of the last rebel-held bastions in Syria.
Israel has awarded the Fighters against Nazis Medal to WW2 veterans. It was first awarded on Yom HaShoah of 1967 by then Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.
A US-backed force in Syria on Saturday was hours away from surrounding the last ISIS fighters in an area less than a square mile in eastern Syria.
To date, more than 160 have been killed in battles between pro-Russian and pro-Iranian Syrian army units in the Hama area alone.
The civilian death toll from the current Russian campaign against ISIS has increased to at least 987, including 392 children and women, since September 10, 2017
"I hope that a common sense, pragmatism and an instinct for self-preservation would prevail among our partners to exclude such a negative scenario."
On Wednesday, the US-led coalition fighting ISIS in Syria conducted air and artillery attacks on pro-regime forces in Syria, killing an estimated 100 pro-regime fighters.
Russia is ready to deal a new blow to terrorists if they again try to break peace in Syria, Putin said.
"I have clarified to our friends in Washington and our friends in Moscow that we will operate in Syria, including southern Syria, in accordance with our understanding and in accordance with our security needs."
"We believe that after the victory over ISIS there is no need for the US-led coalition to further remain in Syria ... so, we are calling on the Americans to pack their rucksacks and go."
On Tuesday, the US Treasury announced the expansion of sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which were originally imposed on October 13 because the Iranian group was "supporting terrorism."
Last week, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared that Turkish forces would enter Syria, with Russia's consent, to "vanquish" the Kurdish militia that control Afrin, along the Turkish border.
Putin will meet with the presidents of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday this week.
We should be clear on at least one crucial point: PM Hariri has no plan to use his new US military equipment to launch a war against Hezbollah, nor will he engage in an effort to stop this terror army from moving in and out of Syria.