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Nov
16

Israeli military chief wants closer Saudi ties as Iran tensions rise

In ‘unprecedented’ interview, Gen Gadi Eisenkot said moderate Arab states must collaborate to ‘deal with’ Tehran

Israel’s military chief has given an “unprecedented” interview to a Saudi newspaper underlining the ways in which the two countries could unite to counter Iran’s influence in the region.

Speaking to the Saudi newspaper Elaph, Gen Gadi Eisenkot described Iran as the “biggest threat to the region” and said Israel would be prepared to share intelligence with “moderate” Arab states like Saudi Arabia in order to “deal with” Tehran.

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