Israel to Russia: We’ll supply ballistic missiles to Ukraine if…
JERUSALEM ($1=3.47 Israeli Shekels) — The war in Ukraine offers a variety of political and analytical commentary daily. But the war in Ukraine offers an opportunity for Western and Eastern arms companies to offer weapons to the warring parties through their governments. The war in Ukraine is increasingly becoming a long-term military testing ground.
- The Iran-Israel proxy war / Cold war
- Russia put a GLONASS navigation module in Iranian Shahed-136
- Russia gave Iran British NLAW and American Javelin and Stinger
Ukraine receives weapons from the West, with the United States being the most active supplier. Countries from Europe and NATO member countries are also actively involved in the arms supply corridors. Russia, for its part, without access to Western technology anymore because of the imposed sanctions, is also looking for arms suppliers. So far, deliveries of “dum bombs” from North Korea and kamikaze drones from Iran are known.
It was Iran that caused Israel to talk about supplying weapons to Ukraine. In its article, Military Monitoring writes about a meeting held between the Israeli ambassador in Moscow – Mr. Alexander Ben Zvi, and the deputy head of the Russian diplomatic service, Mr. Mikhail Bogdanov.
Israel has issued an ultimatum to Russia: if Moscow does not stop buying Iranian weapons, be it drones or missiles, Jerusalem will seriously consider supplying Kyiv with high-precision ballistic missiles. The Israeli media also wrote about this ultimatum, and in an extended material, the topic was touched on by the Israeli TV channel Kan-11.
A source from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs also spoke about the same. According to him, says Military Monitoring, the head of Israel’s Security Council, Mr. Eyal Hulata, issued the same warning to his Russian counterparts.
Israel and Iran in the Ukrainian war
Israel tries to maintain diplomatic neutrality towards Russia and Ukraine. Officially, Jerusalem only supplies humanitarian aid and medical supplies. Unofficial – there are only rumors that Israeli weapons are in Ukraine, but there is no confirmed information or comment from the Israeli government.
However, Iran has officially supplied Russia with kamikaze drones of the Shahed series. The information was denied by Moscow for a long time, with the Kremlin defining the exported data as a provocation. However, there is no provocation, but facts – Shahed drones, their remains were found during the series of air attacks on critical energy infrastructures in Ukraine. Later, Iran was simply forced to admit that it had sold weapons to Russia. This was done through a statement by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mr. Hossein Amir Abdollahian.
The proxy war in the Middle East
Communication between Israel and Iran is mostly threatening and hostile. Such has been the relationship between the two countries for a very long time. This situation is known as the proxy conflict, the proxy war, or the Cold War between the two countries.
The conflict “appeared” on the world map after the Iranian revolution in 1979. In all the years to this day, Iran aims to destroy Israel as a state. Tehran supports groups and organizations that are hostile to the Jewish state and people. On the other hand, Israel is worried about Iran’sIran’s nuclear program. The proximity of the two countries worries Tel Aviv that Iranians could use them against Israel if Iran has nuclear weapons. Israel also finds its allies in the face of the United States and Saudi Arabia, which are apparent opponents of Iran.
Thus, this conflict gradually turned into an Israeli-Iranian war. The competition has been going on since the start of the Syrian civil war. According to Iran, Israel rules by an illegitimate “Zionist regime,” a Tehran problem. Iran’sIran’s other point of reference is that the United States is hostile to Muslims because it supports Israel.
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