Israeli Army Chief offers Saudi Arabia intelligence information
The Israeli army’s chief of staff told an Arabic language online newspaper that Israel was ready to share “intelligence information” with Saudi Arabia , saying their countries had a common interest in standing up to Iran.
Lieutenant General Gadi Eizenkot told the privately Saudi-owned Elaph in what it said was his first interview with an Arabic newspaper that Israel had no plans to attack Lebanon’s Hezbollah group.
He said US President Donald Trump’s election on a platform that calls for increasing pressure on Iran has provided an opportunity for new alliances in the Middle East.
“A major and general strategic plan must be prepared to stop the Iranian danger, and we are ready to exchange expertise with moderate Arab states and exchange intelligence information to face Iran,” he said, according to Elaph, which said the interview was conducted at Eizenkot’s office in Tel Aviv by an Israeli Arab journalist.