Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s top diplomat, told reporters that Israel’s war with Hamas risks becoming a full-fledged regional crisis—noting how Western countries have blamed Iranian influence on the conflict without any evidence.
Lavrov was in Pyongyang last week when he addressed the war. He said Russia was observing the clear attempt by the West to “blame everything on Iran and we consider them quite provocative.”
“The Iranian leadership, I believe, takes a fairly responsible, balanced position and is calling for preventing this conflict from spreading to the entire region and neighboring countries,” he said.
Lavrov said Russia is willing to discuss any constructive proposals to end the conflict and de-escalate the situation. Indeed, Russia tried to amend a draft UN resolution last week to call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, which was rejected outright by the U.S., which is also a member of the Security Council.
Putin has called the Israeli bombardment of Gaza “unacceptable.”
“More than two million people live there,” he said. “Far from all of them support Hamas, by the way. But all of them have to suffer, including women and children.”
Al Jazeera noted that Russia does not officially call Hamas a terror group. He also criticized the blockade around Gaza and compared it to that of Stalingrad during WWII. See:
● “PUTIN SAYS HAMAS ATTACKS SHOWCASE FAILED U.S. POLICY IN REGION” (17 Oct 2023)
Iran was identified as a likely player because of the attack’s sophistication and planning, but there is no smoking gun. Iran funds and supports proxy forces in the region, like Hezbollah, which has over 100,000 advanced missiles trained on Israel.
Amir Weitmann, the head of the libertarian caucus in Israel’s Likud Party, appeared on Russia’s RT last week and expressed his outrage at Russia’s stance on the war since fighting broke out.
“Russia is supporting the enemies of Israel. Russia is supporting Nazi people who want to commit genocide on us and Russia will pay the price,” Weitmann said, according to Newsweek. “We’re gonna win this war. Afterwards, we’re not forgetting what you’re doing, we’re not forgetting, we will come, we will make sure Ukraine wins. We will make sure that you pay the price for what you have done, you as Russia.”
The Russian host of the program said Moscow has been calling for a ceasefire and has been looking for a solution to the conflict in Israel.
“I understand you’re on the Russian payroll, and I understand this is Russian propaganda. But you have to be very careful, because, let me tell you, we’re going to finish this war. We’re going to win because we’re stronger,” he said, according to The New Voice of Ukraine.
TRENDPOST: Gerald Celente has long said that the majority of people in the world are led by mentally deranged individuals and the comments from Weitmann show the alternative reality that these politicians live in. Instead of trying to secure better relations with Russia by focusing on mutual interests in the region, Israeli leaders would rather threaten Moscow by backing the Ukrainian government.