US coordinated meeting in Sharm El Sheikh included military officials from Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, the U.A.E. and Bahrain

U.S. Held Secret Meeting With Israeli, Arab Military Chiefs to Counter Iran Air Threat
Michael R. Gordon and David S. Cloud
June 26, 2022

The U.S. con­vened a se­cret meet­ing of top mil­i­tary of­fi­cials from Is­rael and Arab coun­tries in March to ex­plore how they could co­or­di­nate against Iran’s grow­ing mis­sile and drone ca­pa­bil­i­ties, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials from the U.S. and the re­gion. The pre­vi­ously undis­closed talks, which were held at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, marked the first time that such a range of rank­ing Is­raeli and Arab of­fi­cers have met un­der U.S. mil­i­tary aus­pices to dis­cuss how to de­fend against a com­mon threat…The talks were en­abled by sev­eral changes, in­clud­ing com­mon fears of Iran, im­proved po­lit­i­cal ties sig­naled by the Abra­ham Ac­cords and the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s de­ci­sion in Jan­uary 2021 to ex­pand Cen­tral Com­mand’s area of cov­er­age to in­clude Is­rael. READ MORE

ELDER OF ZIYON Iran calls Israeli involvement in US Centcom a “threat” As we’ve been reporting, the Trump decision weeks before his term ended to include Israel in Centcom has been paying dividends, as military cooperation between Israel and Arab states that it is not officially at peace with has been increasing dramatically. Israeli military leaders secretly met with their counterparts from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt and Jordan in March under the aegis of Cencom.

TIMES OF ISRAEL Negev Summit partners to meet in Bahrain on keeping cooperation going Senior diplomats from Israel, Bahrain, the UAE, Egypt, Morocco, and the US will convene in Manama on Monday to formalize commitments made at a March summit aimed at remaking the Middle East’s geo-political fault lines, the Foreign Ministry announced Sunday. The meeting in the Bahraini capital, the first since the so-called Negev Summit Steering Committee is slated to formalize commitments to turn a summit of regional leaders in Israel months ago into an ongoing forum

This entry was posted in Islam, Israel & Middle East, Politics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.