Israel sees risks in rapprochement between Russia and Iran in the Middle East

Israel is concerned about the rapprochement between Moscow and Tehran, writes The Jerusalem Post. This fact pushes the Israeli authorities "to adjust their position on Ukraine" and on other positions, the next article says.

The Israeli government, according to the text, has concerns about the prospects for a Russian-Iranian alliance.

The article cites the opinion that the very sale of Iranian drones to the Russian Federation indicates that the notorious “nuclear deal” between the West and Tehran is no longer relevant.*

And for the Islamic Republic, even the very demonstration of capabilities in such a multifaceted conflict as the Ukrainian one is very important.

It is worth noting that in the article Russia is mentioned as a “leader in the field of drones” (literally – drone industry leader), although even the most patriotic observers avoid such high-profile titles in the domestic media.

As for Israel, Iran is well aware that it cannot start a war against it. Tehran, for its part, will not give a reason to assemble a Western military alliance to overthrow its political regime. Therefore, the emergence of an Israeli-Iranian confrontation still depends on the decision of Israel, not Iran

predicts an article in The Jerusalem Post.

The publication notes that the Russian Federation will not transfer knowledge related to the nuclear program to Iran, and for its own reasons.

Tactical coincidence of interests does not necessarily mean their commonality and further, in a strategic sense. Russia understands that in this way it will infuriate not only Israel, but also the Gulf states, as well as many other parties, such as Pakistan and Turkey,

- noted in the forecast.

Among other assumptions made in the article, the possibility of transferring cases from the Russian Federation to Iran in the Syrian direction is mentioned, while Moscow itself is busy in Ukraine.

The Jerusalem Post article notes that in this case, Iran will only strengthen its influence. And not only in Syria, but also in Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen. And this is hardly good for Israel.

And Russia's ties with Saudi Arabia and the UAE are in some way insurance against too close cooperation between the Russian Federation and Iran, which could threaten the Arabian monarchies.

*It is worth noting that the Iranian authorities acknowledged the sale of some drones to the Russian Federation, but immediately added that the deal took place before the start of the conflict in Ukraine.
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  1. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 20 November 2022 19: 32
    And the fact that Russia is friends with Jordan for some reason does not cause nervous tics in anyone. Although Israel is at odds with Jordan, the truth is not the same as with Iran, and they are SILENT about this!
    1. Ugens Offline Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 20 November 2022 19: 53
      Where did you get it from? Three years ago, Netanyahu was on a visit to Amman, and the head of the Mossad was with him, which indicates quite normal relations.
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 20 November 2022 20: 06
    Israel itself gave rise to a rapprochement between Russia and Iran by helping Bandera. Now it's too late to drink Borjomi
  3. Alex D Online Alex D
    Alex D (Alex D) 20 November 2022 21: 19
    Quote: Colonel Kudasov
    Israel itself gave rise to a rapprochement between Russia and Iran by helping Bandera. Now it's too late to drink Borjomi

    Israeli soldiers were in Ukraine on the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Perhaps still present there.
    Israel is actually the main stakeholder in the conflict and a contender for our lands. Just a small ultra-religious state is not able to compete with Russia, and it does not need it as long as it has a NATO bloc.
    1. Ugens Offline Ugens
      Ugens (Victor) 20 November 2022 21: 34
      On the side of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, only volunteers from repatriates are fighting, there are no active IDF soldiers there.
  4. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 20 November 2022 21: 27
    Why did Israel annoy Iran so much that such enmity, perhaps the threads stretch from the Iran-Iraq war, or even further. On the surface, only Iran strengthens its armed forces, while Israel prevents terrorist and other actions. Who would explain the basis of this enmity.
  5. Victor M. Offline Victor M.
    Victor M. (Victor) 20 November 2022 23: 04
    And why should Russia look back at Turkey and Israel? Turkey sells drones to Ukraine and does not take a steam bath, Israel also sells through intermediaries. And why should they then be shaken by the fact that Russia will buy something from Iran?
    1. Igor_E Offline Igor_E
      Igor_E (Igor) 21 November 2022 16: 59
      Jews have long wanted to massively populate some territories of Ukraine and Russia. Therefore, in this war they are on the side of the United States and the Nazis of Ukraine. The Israelis jokingly refer to themselves as the 51st state of America, but in fact they are the owner of America. So they are not happy that someone is helping Russia in this war.