Russia Warned Iran Ahead of Israel’s Extensive Strikes in Syria
May 11, 2018
Russia gave Iran advance warning about this week’s Israeli attack in Syria, the Saudi-owned and London-based Asharq al-Awswat newspaper reported Friday. Israel told Russia about the imminent attack as part of the two countries’ ongoing security coordination in Syria.
According to the report, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov visited Tehran a few hours before the Israeli attack. Ryabkov gave his Iranian counterpart, Abbas Araghchi, information that reached Syria during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow on Wednesday.