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Azerbaijan weighs buying Israeli Arrow-3 missile amid Iran tensions

Iran's posturing could further cement Baku's defense ties with Israel.
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Azerbaijan is considering buying Israel’s Arrow-3 missile defense system amid tensions with Iran, according to Israel Hayom newspaper. The move would be a major step in typically quiet Israel-Azerbaijan defense ties.

Tensions between the neighbors have flared in recent days after an Azerbaijani assassin allegedly hired by Iran sought to kill wealthy Israeli businesspeople in Cyprus.

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