Israeli Official: South Korea Could Use Iron Dome to Defend From North

The Algemeiner reports: The Jewish state’s Iron Dome aerial defense system could be used by South Korea to mitigate threats posed by North Korea, an Israeli diplomat said this past week, according to the Yonhap news agency.

“We are two small states which have very similar strategic situations,” Israeli Ambassador to South Korea Chaim Choshen was quoted as saying at a Korea Institute for Defense Analyses forum in Seoul on Thursday. “[South] Korea is threatened by North Korea and Israel is threatened by Iran. We have good cooperation in defense and security.”

“I am sure this cooperation is still very far from being exhausted and I hope so much this potential will be used in the future…particularly in the defense area,” he continued. “We may suggest some solutions to counter North Korean threats here.”

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