Air force of Israel and Jordan intercepted Russian jet fighters near their borders


Jordan’s King Abdullah II in his speech in the US Congress said that Israeli and Jordanian fighters forced a Russian aircraft to depart from their borders, reports the Middle East Eye.

The king spoke to Congress on January 11, but the data about his words were not published at that time.

According to the Middle East Eye, the King said that when a Russian aircraft approached the area, where the borders of Syria, Israel, and Jordan meet, Israeli and Jordanian fighters took off to intercept it, and forced it to retreat. After that, negotiations were held between the chief of staff of Israel and Jordan, as well as Jordan and Russia, in order to prevent an escalation of tensions.

King Abdullah II also claimed that he warned Russia in the strongest terms possible about the dangerous consequences of violation of the Jordanian border.

In addition, the King noted that even though he stands for eliminating the Jabhat al-Nusra, he refused to share information with the Russian side, as he feared that the Russian air force will bomb the moderate opposition. King said that Israel does not share his attitude to Jabhat al-Nusra, as it sees a counterweight to Hezbollah in this group.

Abdullah II also said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has an incredible impact on the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.

Source: Rosbalt