Iran-Russia alliance deepens as Moscow backs Tehran’s attack on Israel

YnetNews.com reports: “While many Western leaders rushed to issue statements supporting Israel and condemning Iran’s unprecedented attack, Russia took the opposite approach, justifying the massive attack on several occasions. President Vladimir Putin remained silent on the attack, but Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, justified the Iranian action, criticized Israel and used the entire issue to accuse Western countries of ‘bias.’

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, harshly attacked Israel’s ambassador in Moscow, Simona Halperin, for demanding Russia condemn the Iranian attack on Israel. In recent days, Russia’s state media outlets have expressed strong criticism against Israel and expressed support for Iran.

One media personality, Sergey Mardan, said on a program aired on Russian state radio that ‘Russia supports the Iranian attack on Israel because the Iranians are military partners of Russia.’ He also expressed hope that Iran would succeed in shooting down Israeli fighter jets. All of this is not just happening randomly, but serves as a demonstration of the significant importance Russia currently places on its relations with Tehran, with a focus on strengthening security and military ties…”

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