Israeli ambassador says Israel ‘concerned’ about Russian-Iranian military cooperation

18 March, 02:24 PM
Israel is very concerned about Russia's cooperation with Iran, said Ambassador Mikhail Brodsky (Photo:aaelboeollosy/Depositphotos)

Israel is very concerned about Russia's cooperation with Iran, said Ambassador Mikhail Brodsky (Photo:aaelboeollosy/Depositphotos)

Israel is concerned about Russian-Iranian military cooperation Israeli ambassador to Ukraine Michael Brodsky has said on Radio NV.

"Of course, we are concerned about what is happening between Russia and Iran,” Brodsky told Radio NV.

“We observe carefully what is going on. Those drones that are used today against Ukraine could be launched at Israel tomorrow. It's not a secret that we are studying these drones.”

The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine noted that a few weeks ago, a delegation of Israeli parliamentarians visited Kyiv and went to the Defense Ministry institute where some of the Iranian drones used by Russia to attack Ukraine are stored.

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He also noted that there is cooperation between Ukrainian and Israeli intelligence services, calling it "natural."

"This is an obviously important factor in our relations with Russia,” he said. “We are discussing it, we are discussing it with Russia as well. We do not like the military cooperation between Iran and Russia, to put it mildly."

Brodsky said Israel believes that Iran should be isolated, and stated that if the country succeeds in developing its own nuclear weapons, it will change the situation not only in the Middle East but worldwide.

The diplomat said that Israel is also concerned about the course of Belarusian relations with Iran.

Russia, Iran, and China began joint military exercises on March 15 that will last until March 19.

Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko met on March 13 with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, who said Tehran was ready to share its experience in circumventing sanctions with Lukashenko’s regime.

Lukashenko went to Iran on behalf of Russia, according to the U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price.

Iran announced on March 11 a contract with Russia for the supply of Su-35 fighter jets.

Tehran supports Russia's actions against Ukraine by supplying the Kremlin regime with suicide drones used to attack civilian targets and critical infrastructure in Ukraine.

CNN reported that Iranian authorities next intend to supply the Kremlin with 1,000 short-range surface-to-surface ballistic missiles.

Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksiy Danilov said in January that Russia was negotiating with Iran to exchange weapons for nuclear technology. Such processes are dangerous for the whole world, Danilov said.

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