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Israel Ready to Work With Saudis Against Iran

Israel Ready to Work With Saudis Against IranIsrael Ready to Work With Saudis Against Iran

Israel’s military chief of staff said on Thursday that the regime is prepared to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face Iran’s alleged plans “to control the Middle East”.

His comments were the latest sign that behind-the-scenes links between Israel and some Persian Gulf Arab countries are being forged due to Iran, their shared foe, even though they do not have formal diplomatic ties.

“We are ready to exchange experience with the moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence information to face Iran,” Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot said in an interview with Saudi news website Elaph, AFP reported.

Asked whether any information had been shared recently with Saudi Arabia, he said, “We are ready to share information, if necessary. There are many common interests between us and them.” Israel’s Army confirmed the contents of the rare interview with Arabic-language media.

According to Israel’s Army, it was the first interview of its kind since 2005.

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