Jerusalem Post: IDF Chief of Staff Met his Arab Counterparts in Washington

2018-10-17 - 8:25 م

Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Israeli "The Jerusalem Post" said that Israeli Defeence Force Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot met with his counterparts from several Arab countries while in Washington.

The newspaper said that Eisenkot was participating on Tuesday (October 16, 2018) in a conference for the Counter-Violent Extremist Organizations for military commanders, indicating that Eisenkot was seen seated at the same table as the Saudi Arabia's Chief of Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces Mohamed Farid, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of Jordan Mahmoud Abdul Halim Freihat, as well as the Chief of Staff of Bahrain Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaim.

The newspaper pointed out that Eisenkot discussed with his Saudi counterpart several regional issues, including Iran, which is a common foe to the two countries. It added that Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and other Sunni Gulf states increased their undeclared relations with Israel in recent years, due in large part to the shared threat of Iran's expansion across the region.

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