Israel military chief willing to share intel with Saudis

2017-11-17 05:43
(Thomas Coex, AFP)

(Thomas Coex, AFP)

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Jerusalem - Israel's military chief of staff says he is willing to share intelligence with Saudi Arabia, a country that shares Israel's concerns about Iran.

Lt Gen Gadi Eizenkot says the two countries "share many interests".

Asked if Israel has recently shared intelligence with Saudi Arabia, Eizenkot says: "We are prepared to share information if there is a need to do so".

Eizenkot spoke in an interview with the Arabic Elaph website that was published on Thursday.

The remarks, confirmed in a transcript provided by the Israeli military, reflect the two countries' increasing alignment over what they see is a rising threat posed by Iran to the region, especially as the war in Syria winds down.

Israel frequently speaks of discreet ties and common interests with moderate Arab states.

Read more on:    saudi arabia  |  iran  |  israel

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