In a move indicating the ongoing preparations for a new war in the Middle Eaast, Israel officially declared that it’s ready to share intelligence on Iran with Saudi Arabia.
“With President Donald Trump, there is an opportunity for a new international alliance in the region and a major strategic plan to stop the Iranian threat,” Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) told Saudi Alaf newspaper. “We are ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.”
Eisenkot added that Israel is ready to share information with Saudi Arabia and that “there are many common interests” between the countries. He continued saying that Iran is the biggest threat in the region.
He said Israel and Saudi Arabia are in complete agreement about Iran’s intentions.
He also noted that Israel and Saudi Arabia have never fought each other.
Eisenkot said that Israel’s military situation has never been better. He said that was why it is “highly regarded by the moderate countries in the region.”
Israel’s military chief accused Iran of trying to destabilize the region by building weapons factories and supplying advanced arms to guerilla and terrorist organizations across the Middle East.
“Iran seeks to take control of the Middle East, creating a Shi’ite crescent from Lebanon to Iran and then from the [Persian] Gulf to the Red Sea.”
“We must prevent this from happening,” he added.
The defense chief argued that Israel has no intention of initiating an attack on Hezbollah in Lebanon and blamed Iran for the escalation. Nonetheless, he added that local tensions could “lead to a broad strategic conflict.”