Published on Aug 18, 2017 via the TV 7 Israel News YouTube channel – Today’s top stories 17.08.17 –
1) Israel successfully test fires surface-to-air missiles of the American-made Patriot systems, from a base in the center of the country, as part of an air force exercise designed to test Israel’s air defense capabilities against growing regional threats.
2) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urges the Islamic Republic of Iran not to quit the nuclear agreement Tehran reached in 2015 with world powers.
3) The northern autonomous Kurdish region declared it would hold a referendum on independence on the 25th of September, brushing aside international warnings, that it could trigger a civil war.
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