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Israel, UAE, Bahrain and US conduct joint maritime exercises

12.11.2021 201 просмотров

The Israeli Navy is participating for the first time this week in a four-day joint exercise with the navies of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United States in the Red Sea. This was announced on Thursday at a briefing by an Israeli Navy officer who wished to remain anonymous.

“For the first time, the Israeli Navy, along with the Bahrain and UAE navies and the US Fifth Fleet, are conducting joint exercises in the Red Sea, which paves the way for development of relations and partnerships. This will serve to enhance cooperation in the field of security in the Red Sea and in the region where we are dealing with Iranian terror on many fronts,” he said. “We (Israel – TASS note) are developing cooperation in the face of the threat, the terrorist threat, which is the military consolidation of Iran not only in various countries of the region, but also at sea. This is just the beginning, the exercises will last four days, they are held under the auspices of the US Fifth Fleet and this time are devoted to working out basic security at sea and the exchange of information,” he added.

September 15, 2020 in Washington, the Israeli side with the active mediation of the United States signed the "Abraham Accords" - documents on the normalization of relations with the UAE and Bahrain. Prior to making peace with these two Arab states, only Egypt and Jordan maintained diplomatic relations with Israel.

Israel's radio station Kan reports on Thursday, citing the US military, that "historic exercises of the navies of Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and the US military" began in the Red Sea on November 10.

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