Israeli Channel 12 reported Tuesday evening that a crisis between Israel and South Korea is about to erupt due to the Israeli Defense Ministry’s opposition to a security deal Seoul plans to conclude with a third country.
The channel stated that the talk is about a case that has been taking place in secret in recent weeks, and it was revealed yesterday for the first time.
The background to the crisis that is forming is the partnership between Israel and South Korea to develop advanced weapons systems – special and clandestine vehicles that are produced in Israel and introduced into the systems in South Korea. Under the agreement between the two countries, Korea must agree with Israel before it sells the systems to its customers, as Israel fears the secret technology could get into enemy hands.
And the Koreans these days are in front of a huge deal with a third country, and they asked for special approval from Tel Aviv, which the Israeli Ministry of Defense refuses to provide, amid fears in Israel of any leakage of the special technology contained in these weapons systems.
Israel’s position angered South Korea, which is trying to change it in any way, but to no avail so far? The report said that Seoul is currently considering taking additional steps and even threatening a crisis between the two countries, which threatens to escalate further tension between them.
According to the report, the Israeli Ministry of Defense made it clear that South Korea is an “important friend” of Israel and indicated that “the export control policy takes into account security, political and strategic considerations, and to determine the policy there is a partnership between the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” adding that “every decision is taken in coordination with The direction on the table.
Source: Russia Today