Israel expels Russian diplomat from Tel Aviv embassy

02.01.2012                      07.Tewet. 5772

Diplomatie:

Israel expels Russian diplomat from Tel Aviv embassy

Expulsion came after former Israeli attache was detained in Moscow and expelled for allegedly collecting information on Russian weapons sales to Arab countries.

Israel expelled the military attache at the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv four months ago, in response to the expulsion several weeks earlier of the Israeli military attache in Moscow, according to a Foreign Ministry source.
Israel's move was part a policy of reciprocity, the source explained, although the expulsion of the Russian was kept secret so as not to further exacerbate tensions between the two countries….