Iran Cannot Live Without Their Israeli-Made Uzis

The Drive has published a great piece on the Israeli-made Uzi submachine gun. Titled Belgian Cops Tasked With Guarding NATO Headquarters Still Wield The Iconic Uzi Submachine Gun, it contains some fascinating facts about this iconic weapon, none more so than this:

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Iranian special forces personnel armed with Uzis with sound suppressors (Borna News Agency)

Despite the political complexities many countries faced, and that many still do, in dealing with Israel, the Uzi quickly became a gold standard for submachine guns worldwide. Iran under the Shah was among the importers of these guns and they remain in use in the current Islamic Republic, even though it is opposed to the very existence of Israel as a matter of policy.

This likely explains why that 2020 Fars News Agency video dramatizing an Iranian assassination of then US President Donald Trump featured an Uzi.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media