Gulf Arabs Deem Israel Key To Security

  • Middle East Newsline
  • July 27, 2010
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Gulf Arab states have quietly deemed Israel a vital
element to their security as the U.S. military withdraws from the region, a
leading analyst said.
Sami Al Faraj, president of the Kuwait Center for Strategic Studies,
said Gulf Cooperation Council states have been engaged in consultations and
intelligence exchange with Israel, particularly regarding the Iranian
threat. Al Faraj, a strategic consultant to Kuwait and other GCC states,
asserted that Egypt and Israel were seen as vital to Gulf security as the
United States leaves Iraq and prepares to accommodate a nuclear Iran.
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