IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott told a Saudi newspaper that he is willing to share intelligence information with moderate Arab neighbor nations.
Eizenkott focuses on the Iranian threat, one that not only involves Israel, but Iraq, Lebanon and Syria too, and much more, Ynet reports. He told the London-based Elaph News that in order to prevent such a reality, increased regional cooperation is required. The IDF commander explained that with the cooperation of US President Donald Trump, a new international coalition could be formed to counter the Iranian threat.
Eizenkott undoubtedly surprised many when he announced that if and when the need arises, Israel is willing to share intelligence information with Saudi Arabia. He cited the countries have never fought against one another.
He spoke of the complexities of the ongoing civil war in Syria and the involvement of both Russia and the United States, with the former supporting the moderate Sunnis while the latter is making deals with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hizbullah. That said, they are working with the US in Washington’s war against ISIS, highlighting Israel is trying as much as possible to remain uninvolved.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)