Defence and Alternate Prime Minister of Israel, Benny Gantz, has vowed that Tel Aviv will work closely with Washington in order to ensure that any new agreement it reaches with Iran on the latter's nuclear programme will not trigger a “dangerous” arms race in the region . Gantz stressed that Israel sees the US as a “full partner” in all “operation theatres”, including Tehran. Gantz made his statement following a meeting with US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin, who arrived in Israel earlier today. Austin followed up the alternate prime minister’s remarks by saying that the “enduring and ironclad” relationship between Israel and the US will remain central to regional security. The Pentagon chief is scheduled to meet Gantz’s partner in the prime minister's office, Benjamin Netanyahu later today, before departing for Germany. The US Department of Defence issued a statement last week, ahead of Austin’s trip, saying that he, Gantz, and Netanyahu will “continue close consultations on shared priorities, and reaffirm the enduring US commitment to the US-Israel strategic partnership and Israel's Qualitative Military Edge”. Israel backed the decision by now-former President Donald Trump to leave the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, also known as the Iran nuclear deal)… Read full this story
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