The US is preparing a military Alliance with Arab countries – WSJ

The administration of the President of the United States Donald trump is discussing with some countries the possibility of creating an Alliance with a shared intelligence information with Israel, to counter Iran. About this newspaper the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported several middle Eastern officials.

According to five officials from Arab countries, the United States is negotiating with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan. Later, the Alliance can join and other countries.

According to the newspaper, the parties discuss Alliance like NATO, in accordance with which the attack on one country could be regarded as an attack on all members in the Union. However, officials emphasize that all the details are still being worked out.

The white house can provide military and intelligence support to the Alliance. Along with this, neither the US nor Israel would not be considered part of the Union, writes the WSJ.

“They [the US administration] asked the diplomatic corps in Washington, are we willing to join forces in the presence of Israel. Israel’s role would be limited to the exchange of intelligence and not conduct ground operations”, — the newspaper quotes the words of a diplomat from an Arab country.

The WSJ writes that Saudi Arabia and the UAE has put forward US the requirement in response to cooperation with Israel. They want the White house to repeal the law, which applies to Saudi Arabia and allows victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and their families to sue other countries for their role in the attacks. Officials from the administration trump has assured that will try to change this law, according to sources of the newspaper.

The sources also said that, according to Arab diplomats, they are ready to cooperate more closely with Israel if it stops building new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. They emphasize that their position also will depend on how we survive Donald trump the U.S. Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Before trump had a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. He urged the government to refrain from adopting decisions on the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the territory of the country. The American President urged his counterpart to be more flexible in negotiations.

In early February, the U.S. imposed new sanctions against Iran in response to the test of a ballistic missile. In the sanctions list included 13 individuals and 12 organizations.