Israeli official: Establishment of NATO-like alliance possible
Israeli Prime Minister says US President Joe Biden has been a "true friend" of "Israel" for more than 50 years.
Israeli occupation Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told Bahraini newspaper Al-Ayam newspaper that "Israel" is interested in expanding cooperation with its partners in the region to enhance stability and security.
In an interview for the newspaper, Bennett touched on the Vienna Talks about Iran's nuclear agreement.
He noted that US President Joe Biden has been a "true friend" of "Israel" for more than 50 years and is well aware of its security needs, claiming that "a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran would be a strategic error."
Tal Kalman, Head of Military Strategies in the Israeli occupation forces, previously revealed in an interview for Al-Ayam newspaper about a possible establishment of an alliance similar to the NATO that would include “Israel", Bahrain, the UAE, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, and several other countries.
Commenting on Kalman's statement, Bennett indicated that over recent years, the Israeli occupation has strengthened its security cooperation with Arab and non-Arab countries in the region.
The Israeli Prime Minister added that these sides understand that they face the same challenges, "so why not work together to tackle them?"
In conclusion, he claimed that "Israel" is "strong and reliable."
Bennett arrived in Bahrain on Monday evening, in the first visit by an Israeli occupation prime minister to Manama, since Bahrain, the UAE, and "Israel" normalized ties in September 2020, under US mediation.
Earlier this month, the occupation's Security Minister Benny Gantz visited Bahrain, in a visit that witnessed signing a security agreement between the two sides.