Israel's Defense Minister Bolsters Strategic Ties with Azerbaijan

(Defense News) Barabara Opall-Rome - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon visited Azerbaijan on Wednesday, aiming to bolster burgeoning ties with a strategic and defense trade partner that borders northeast Iran. With nearly $4 billion in arms deals over the past three years, Azerbaijan has risen to the top ranks of Israeli export markets. Rapidly expanding security ties between Israel and Azerbaijan have antagonized Iran, where some 25 million Azeris form the country's largest minority, noted Michael Segall, a retired colonel in the Israel Defense Forces.

2014-09-12 00:00:00

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