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Tehran (GPA) – The move to share intelligence on Iran is just the latest public show of friendship between Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

Speaking to the Saudi Elaph Journal, Israeli Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, spoke of a new level to the budding public relationship between his country and Saudi Arabia. Getting beyond the initial shock of the first instance of an Israeli chief of staff appearing in Saudi media, the substance of what Eisenkot said were also terrible.

According to Eisenkot, Israel is now “ready to exchange experiences with moderate Arab countries and exchange intelligence to confront Iran.” The biggest player apparently considered to be among these “moderate countries.” Eisenkot also went on to say that Israel is “highly regarded by the moderate countries in the region.”

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Eisenkot said as much when he was asked if Israel had already shared intelligence with the Saudis. While not disclosing if this is already the case, he did say “We are ready to share information if necessary. There are many common interests between us.”

In the past, Eisenkot has also said other ridiculous things, chief among them being that Iran is the “biggest threat to the region.”

And make no mistake, Iran is the top priority for this new agreement between Riyadh and Tel Aviv.

When asked about Tehran’s goals, Eisenkot stated with full confidence that “Iran seeks to take control of the Middle East, creating a Shiite crescent from Lebanon to Iran, and then from the Gulf to the Red Sea,” and “We must prevent this from happening.”

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In light of recent actions by the Saudis and Israelis, Eisenkot also made the bogus claim that it is the Iranians are the ones “bringing about an escalation.”

While the fact that Israel and Saudi Arabia have similar goals in the Middle East has long been an open secret, it now seems every day that it becomes more official.

Also published on Medium.

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