US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, a former lobbyist for Raytheon, may soon step in to reverse the decision following pressure from Israel, given that Raytheon co-develops the system with Israeli firms.
Israel and Saudi Arabia have no official diplomatic ties. Yet last year Israeli military chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot gave a shocking interview to a Saudi newspaper, in which he strongly advocated an Israeli-Saudi alliance versus Iran and its alleged “assets” in the Middle East.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – Israel issued a denial Thursday of a report that it inked a deal to sell the Iron Dome missile defense system to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, after reports of such a deal in Arabic-language news media citing unnamed high-level diplomatic sources spread across the world press. The denial comes as the Saudis continue to spend