US Defense Chief To Visit Israel Next Week For Talks On Iran, Syria, Lebanon - Reports
Sumaira FH 9 days ago Wed 07th April 2021 | 12:30 AM
WASHINGTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 07th April, 2021) US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is expected to have high-level meetings with counterparts in Israel next week to discuss matters concerning Iran, Syria, and Lebanon, Axios reported on Tuesday, citing Israeli officials.
The report added that Israeli officials plan to raise concerns over the Trump-era US-Israeli security understandings that are crucial for maintaining Israel's military advantage in the region.
Last week, Iran attacked a cargo ship that belongs to Israeli company XT Management. In late February, an explosion occurred on the Israeli ship in the Gulf of Oman. No one was harmed but Israel's Netanyahu accused Iran of carrying out the attack, however, Tehran denied the allegations.