September 26, 2015

On Russia-Israel “Clash” Over Syria

Recent developments have shown that the conflict in Syria is reaching new heights of tension as Russia and Israel built up their power-base there. A rapid Russian build-up in Syria, which, according to the Western media includes warplanes and anti-aircraft systems, worries Israel, since its jets have been continiuosly bombing this neighbouring Arab country.
However, Russian officials didn’t seem intrested in this discussion. In their statement, it was said “Urgent issues of bilateral cooperation and the international agenda are scheduled to be discussed. In particular, the sides are expected to exchange opinions on the issue of the Middle East peace process and the fight against the global terrorist threat.”
While Russia has been supporting Syria against the US supported Wahhabi-Sunni military incursions through proxy groups such as Al-Nusra front and now ISIS/ISIL, Israel remains concerned over Iranian (and tacitly Russian) support for militant groups like Hezbollah in Lebanon.
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