'Israel' provides Ukraine with intel on Iranian drones, not Iron Dome
A senior Israeli official reveals to The New York Times that "Israel" is providing Ukraine with basic intelligence about Iranian drones allegedly used by the Russian forces.
The Israeli occupation's so-called Iron Dome air security system will remain unobtainable for Kiev in its war against Moscow, The Washington Post cited experts as saying.
The Iron Dome is a mobile air security missile system designed to intercept short-range missiles and artillery shells by Rafael, a company for advanced security systems.
Commenting on this matter, Kiev Mayor Vitali Klitschko told The Washington Post on Tuesday that "Israel has great experience with air defense and Iron Dome, and we need exactly the same system in our city."
"We have been talking with them a long time about it. Those discussions have not been successful," he added.
According to The Washington Post, Israeli and American military experts claimed that the Iron Dome is not designed to intercept the type of large-guided missiles used in the Ukraine war, but Ukrainians believe that the system could help shield from Grad and other smaller missiles.
"It will definitely be helpful because the Russians also send the drones, they send different kinds of rockets," Klitschko considered.
"Israel's" reluctance to provide Kiev with the Iron Dome has angered Ukrainian officials, including Ukraine's Ambassador to the Israeli occupation and Zelensky.
Addressing the Israeli Knesset to provide Ukraine with military aid in Spring, the Ukrainian President claimed that "everybody knows that your missile defense systems are the best."
In late September, Zelensky told the French TV5 channel that "I don’t know what happened to Israel," adding that "I am in shock, because I don’t understand why they couldn’t give us air defenses."
While some reports attributed the Israeli occupation's refusal to provide Ukraine with air security to the lack of inventory, Yossi Melman, a longtime intelligence analyst and commentator, told The Washington Post that "it’s just fear of Putin."
Nevertheless, on Monday, Israeli occupation Prime Minister Yair Lapid said he condemned "the Russian attacks on the civilian population" in Kiev and other Ukrainian cities.
According to The Washington Post, the Iron Dome air security system "was developed with funding help from Washington, and both governments have veto power over proposals to share it."
The newspaper cited a congressional aide familiar with the matter as saying that US President Joe Biden's administration has not directly asked the Israeli occupation to change its position on providing Ukraine with the Iron Dome.
Yet, "Israel" more than ready to provide intel on Iranian drones
In a similar context, a senior Israeli official told The New York Times that the Israeli occupation was providing Ukraine with basic intelligence about Iranian drones allegedly used by the Russian forces, revealing that a private Israeli firm was providing Kiev with satellite imagery of the positions of the Russian troops.
On Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky claimed that Russia was deploying almost 2,500 attack drones purchased from Iran.
Despite Israeli and Ukrainian claims about alleged Iranian drones being used in the war in Ukaine, Tehran has repeatedly denied such accusations.
Iranian Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian had affirmed in an interview with La Repubblica newspaper that Iran would continue to avoid any steps that could prolong the war in Ukraine and did not confirm the sale of military equipment, including drones, to Russia.
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