Israeli spy agency warns of increased Iran-Russia arms ties

Canada Global (Web News) According to local media, the head of Israel’s Mossad espionage agency claimed on Thursday that Iran wants to increase the amount of advanced weapons it provides to Russia.

The United States earlier this month expressed concern over a “full-scale defence alliance” between Tehran and Moscow, which invaded Ukraine in February, prompting David Barnea’s warning.

In November, Tehran acknowledged that it had provided drones to Russia, but asserted that they had been given in advance of the invasion.

During a ceremony commemorating the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, Barnea was quoted as saying, “We warn against Iran’s future intentions, which they are trying to keep secret, to deepen and expand the supply of advanced weapons to Russia, to expand the uranium enrichment project, and to intensify their attacks against friendly Muslim countries in the region.

The use of Iranian drones in the Ukraine war, according to Israeli intelligence, was revealed by Israeli President Isaac Herzog in a statement made before the end of October.

On December 9, Washington detailed a wide-ranging partnership between Iran and Russia encompassing helicopters, fighter jets, and drones, the latter of which had led to fresh US sanctions.

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