Iran demands an explanation

February 29, 2012

(Carl)Iran summoned the Azerbaijani ambassador to the Islamic Republic on Tuesday, asking him to explain reports (which are true) that Azerbaijan entered into an arms deal with Israel on Monday that is worth $1.5 billion.

According to the report of Foreign Ministry website on Tuesday, following news concerning arms deal between Azerbaijan Republic and the Zionist regime worth around one and half billion dollars, Javanshir Akhundov was invited by the deputy FM Seyed Abbas Araqchi to the ministry and Iran asked for official explanation about the news.

The ambassador said that purchased equipment from the Zionist regime are solely to free occupied territory of Azerbaijan Republic and that the government will not allow these arms be used against another country, especially Islamic Republic of Iran.

He repeated his country’s intention to develop relations with Iran and called for exchanging views to remove any kind of misunderstanding.

Considering declared policy by the Zionist regime on growing penetration in bordering countries with Iran and using these states’ territories against it, the Iran’s senior diplomat warned against any kind of use of Azerbaijan Republic territory by the Zionist regime for terrorist acts against Iran.

Times of Israel adds:

The ambassador did not elaborate, but the “occupied territory” to which he was referring may be the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. According to Azerbaijan and the international community, the enclave is part of Azerbaijan. Since the end of the Azeri-Armenian war in 1994, however, the majority Armenian region has exerted de facto independence with Armenian military support.

Under the terms of the Israel Aerospace Industries deal, announced earlier this week, the Caucasus nation will receive planes, drones and an advanced missile defense system. The shipment of aerial drones will be accompanied by a large team of security and technology consultants, according to Maariv, which cited an Intelligence Online report.

I wonder which of Iran’s other immediate neighbors are working on arms deals with us.

ok… who is going to admit that they had no idea what in the hell Nagorno-Karabakh is…. and is learning something here? I sure as hell just learned something.


Israel sent Heron drones back to Turkey (Ontime after being humiliated by Erdogan)

November 23, 2011
Stay Classy Erdogan

(h/t Israel Matzav) YNet reports that Israel has repaired and returned to Turkey the Heron unmanned aerial vehicles that Turkey bought from Israel and has been using to attack its Kurdish population.

About two months ago Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of failing to meet its obligations in defense deals, adding to tensions with Israel which have escalated since an Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla killed nine people last year.
Erdogan accused the Jewish state of not returning drones that Turkey had bought from Israel and sent back for maintenance.
They are not loyal to agreements between us in the defense industry,” Erdogan said. “There might be problems, you may not be speaking to each other, but you have to fulfill your responsibility under international agreements.”
According to Wednesday’s report in Zaman, the drones have been returned to Turkey. The report further claimed that after a long period in which Israeli technicians refrained from visiting Turkey for security reasons, Israel sent technicians employed by Aeronautics, the company which manufactures the drones, to work on drones at a Turkish army base.
In a conversation with Ynet, a Israeli security official confirmed that the drones had recently been returned to Turkey, but denied any delay in the shipment. “The company returned all of the drones on schedule,” he said.

Whoever made this decision has a masochistic streak. Why should we be giving Turkey anything?

Turkey ending dependence on Israel for drone repair

October 24, 2011
(h/t Israel Matzav): Iran’s Press TV claims that Turkey has ended its dependence on Israel for drone repairs.
Murad Bayar, Turkey’s undersecretary for defense industries, said on Saturday that Tusas Engine Industries, based in the northeastern Turkish city of Eskisehir, will be tasked with fixing the Israeli-made drones’ motors. He said that the other parts of the drones will be repaired by Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. The move has been taken to end Turkey’s reliance on Israel for repairing the drones. The Turkish official noted that the two-year guarantee period of the drones will end this month and they will never again be sent to Israel for repairs.

Everyone predicted this… afterall Obama is dealing American Predators to the Turks. The Turks have no reason to deal with Israel as a friend if they see Obama treating Israel so poorly.

Russia sells Syria supersonic Anti-Ship Missile

September 8, 2010

(Moscow) Taking no notice how the vast majority of weapons used by Middle-Eastern terrorist have the ‘made in Russia’ stamp on them. Russia has agreed to sell Syria P-800 Yakhont Anti Ship missiles stating that there was no evidence that these weapons would fall into the hands of Hezb-allah or even Hamas. That is until it is used by such and then everybody will blame the US and UK for arming terrorists never mind giving birth to them.

Russians were also after more advanced Israeli UAVs of the Heron 1 class, but after long deliberation Israel’s defense ministry decided to exclude such advanced systems as ‘too sensitive’ for transfer to the eastern bloc.
From here

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Stop the Heron delivery

June 4, 2010

Israel has a contract with Turkey pursuant to which it has been delivering the Heron (pictured), Israel’s most advanced unmanned aerial vehicle. The final four Herons are scheduled to be delivered in June or July. Israel should not go through with those deliveries.

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Israel unveils new drone fleet that can reach Iran

February 21, 2010

TEL NOF AIR FORCE BASE, Israel – Israel’s air force has introduced a fleet of large unmanned planes that can fly as far as Iran.

Air force officials say the Heron TP drones have a wingspan of 86 feet (26 meters), making them the size of passenger jets. They say the planes are primarily used for surveillance.

The drones, built by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries, were first used during Israel’s Gaza war last year. The company has said the aircraft can reach the Persian Gulf.

At an inauguration ceremony Sunday, Israeli officials refused to say how large the fleet is or whether the planes were designed for use against Iran.


Israel believes Tehran is trying to develop nuclear weapons and has repeatedly hinted it could strike Iran if diplomatic efforts to curb the nuclear program fail.

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