"Russia has repeatedly stated that it was not delivering arms to Hezbollah, and as far as I understand it has no intentions to do so in the future. I believe that Russia would to everything in its powers to prevent arms falling into the hands of Hezbollah terrorists," Zvi Heifetz said.
According to the diplomat, it is "vitally important" for Israel to rule out presence of Iran and Hezbollah on the country’s northern borders.
"It is no less important to Israel that Hezbollah do not receive weapons from Iran directly or through the Syrian territory," Heifetz stressed.
In 2006, a 34-day military conflict started between Hezbollah paramilitary forces and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The conflict ended as a UN-brokered ceasefire took effect, and Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.