Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant hosted on Thursday CENTCOM Commander General Michael E. Kurilla at the ministry’s headquarters in Tel Aviv.
“The parties discussed developing regional challenges, with a focus on Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East region. This includes Iranian aggression in the maritime arena and the delivery of weapons to terror organizations and proxies in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and the wider region,” an official statement said, as quoted by i24NEWS.
The Israeli media outlet reported that Gallant shared his concerns in regards to Iran’s progress in its nuclear program and alleged aims to achieve nuclear military capabilities. The two officials also reiterated their commitment “to deepen the unique cooperation and intelligence-sharing between their respective militaries and defense establishments”.
In addition, they stressed the importance of widening military cooperation with regional partners under CENTCOM leadership, according to the statement. The meeting was attended by the Israeli Chief of the General Staff Herzi Halevi and other senior officials.
Earlier on Thursday, Kurilla, as a guest of Halevi, visited the naval commando unit of the Sea Arm (13th Fleet). They reviewed the extensive operational activity of the unit in recent years in a variety of arenas, according to i24NEWS.
Source: Israeli media