Head of Israel’s foreign ministry’s Eurasian department Yaakov Livnen told RIA Novosti that Israel is still loyal to the embargo not to sell weapon to Georgia by the “request” of Russia, expecting that Russia will do the same when supplying weapon to the third countries, meaning the countries which are threatening Israel.
But there is an interesting thing here.
Several weeks ago, we learnt about a weapon deal with a value of 1.5 billion between Israel and Azerbaijan. Israel will sell this weapon to Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan is not a direct enemy of Russia's, like Georgia, but it is the enemy of the strategic partner of Russia - Armenia, and threatens Armenia and Karabakh several times a day.
Has Russia even tried to keep Israel back from major weapon deals with Azerbaijan taking into account everything that will enable Azerbaijan to enhance threats to Armenia?
But it is also clear that Russia would hardly ever do such a thing. Moreover, Russia also sells weapons of strategic importance to Azerbaijan without caring that it may be used against its strategic partner.
The Azerbaijani-Israeli deal, strange though it may seem, was hit by the American Foreign Police journal reporting that Azerbaijan had agreed to provide an airport to Israel in case of strikes on Iran. It is evident that this information was a hit to the Azeri-Israeli deal because it would be undesirable for Azerbaijan to become an enemy of Israel.
Certainly, the U.S. followed its own matters but the fact is those matters matched the Armenian interests in the prevention of the Azerbaijani-Israeli deals.