Israel and Saudi Arabia have conducted five secret meetings since 2014 to discuss the rise of Iran and the impact on the regional balance of power.
Dore Gold, set to be the next director general of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, and Anwar Majed Eshki, a retired Saudi general and former adviser to Prince Bandar bin Sultan, both spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations event on June 4.
“Our standing today on this stage does not mean we have resolved all the differences that our countries have shared over the years,” Gold said. “But our hope is we will be able to address them fully in the years ahead.”
The two nations are historical enemies but have been brought together by U.S. President Barack Obama’s relentless pursuit of a nuclear agreement with Iran. Saudi Arabia still refused to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.
Full article: Israel, Saudi Arabia held 5 secret meetings on Iran threat since 2014 (World Tribune)