NEWSRAEL: One of the main issues of the Ukraine war is the effect it is having on the world "order". Power is being shifted all over the world, new allies are being made. Israel has a bigger need to be able to discern these shifts of power quickly in order to be ready for events that could happen soon that would concern the Jewish State.
One of the important issues for Israel (and indeed the USA) is how the war is affecting the relations with Russia and Iran in Syria. Should this report be accurate, closer ties between Russia and Iran are very worrying, specifically in Syria.
The British Guardian newspaper quoted "Iran-backed Iranian sources and local intelligence sources as saying "Russia is getting some of the military ammunition and equipment it needs to fight Ukraine through Iraq and Iran arms smuggling networks."
The Guardian reports that after the weakening of Russian military operations last month, weapons-laden planes such as RPGs and anti-tank missiles were sent to Russia from Iraq, via Iran, as well as rocket launchers made with Brazilian knowledge.
According to the report, a "source involved in aid in the transfer of weapons" told the Guardian that Iran had recently not only donated its Bavarian 373 missiles to Russia, but also sent it S-300 missile batteries flown to Moscow by a Russian plane.
According to this report, on April 26, RPG and anti-tank missiles belonging to the suspected al-Shabi militia were transferred from planes from the border to the Iran to Iran, where they were received by the Iranian army and transferred to Russia by sea.
According to al-Shaabi, the group also "dismantled" two Brazilian astros Do missile launchers, known in Iraq as the licensed version Sajil 60, and then split them into three cargo ships - two with the Russian flag and a ship with the Iranian flag - and transferred from the Iranian Anzali port to the port. Russian Astrakhan.
Russia has always been one of the largest military powers in the world, and Moscow's "need" for such weapons in the hands of its allies would have been unprecedented, if the Guardian's sources were correct.
The Guardian explains that Russia's use of the arms smuggling network indicates a "significant change" in Moscow's strategy and not only has a major impact on the "direction and volume" of international arms smuggling trade, but also shows how much Russia can trust Iran, its ally The military in Syria, because of the Western sanctions that followed Russia's military aggression against Ukraine.
"We do not care where the heavy weapons go, because we do not need them now," a member of the Iranian-backed force, Al-Shahad a-Shaabi, told the Guardian. "Anything that is anti-American makes us happy."
The news about getting weapons through the Iranian arms smuggling network comes at a time when countries like China must be very careful about exporting weapons to Russia, in light of the new sanctions against Moscow.
The stability of Vladimir Putin's regime is of particular importance to the Islamic Republic, as the supremacy of pro-Assad forces in Syria depends on Moscow's air support.