Frustrated Israelis Says Russian Navy Protecting Iranian Tankers to Syria | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Frustrated Israelis Says Russian Navy Protecting Iranian Tankers to Syria

Amid confused reports of a drone attack on an Iranian ship in the Mediterranean on its way to Syria, Iran appears to have moved its weapons shipments to Syria and Lebanon from the land — where Israel has regularly tracked and destroyed them — to ships that may be receiving protection from Russian vessels in the Mediterranean.

At the same time, defense sources here say Israel has intensified its aerial attacks on targets in Syria once the weapons are delivered by sea. The last such attack was on April 22.

Israeli defense sources here say the Iranian ships sail from the Red Sea, transit the Suez Canal and arrive in the Mediterranean. The defense sources say the ships documents claim they carry only oil, but there are indications that “oil is not the only cargo.” [Israel would of course say that.]

Israel finds itself in a situation where little can be done to stop this new route from Iran to Syria.

“Moscow achieves here two targets: telling Washington that the U.S is very limited in its actions in the Middle East; and supporting Iran in the negotiations with the U.S about a new nuclear deal,” Uzi Rabi, an expert on Iran, told BD. The latest Russian frigates, corvettes and submarines armed with Kalibr missiles can target the Mediterranean area and the Middle East, defense sources here say.

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