Moscow’s alliance with Iran and Hezbollah threatens strategic Israeli interests
The main beneficiary of the Russian intervention in Syria has been Iran.
GOVERNMENTS AND pundits were stunned last September when Russia sent an expeditionary force into Syria.
immediate goal seemed to be to safeguard the survival of the
beleaguered Bashar Assad regime and Russian naval assets in the port of
Tartus. But it soon became clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin
had other major strategic goals.