After air strike in Syria: Putin's intelligence chief accuses Israel of a "terrorist attack" - the Kremlin also comments. Russia sees itself as a “fair mediator” in the Middle East conflict.

Putin uses it for his anti-American rhetoric, and he also benefits from the fact that the conflict distracts the West from the war in Ukraine. Tehran is also supporting Russia in the Ukraine war with combat drones and ballistic missiles. In return, Moscow supplies intelligence technology to Iran. (uh)