Yadlin: U.S. Arms Deal with Saudis Shouldn’t Worry Israel 


The recent massive U.S. arms deal with Saudi Arabia does not endanger Israel, says Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, a former head of IDF Military Intelligence who today heads the Institute for National Security Studies, Haaretz reports.

“It consists of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system to intercept ballistic missiles, whose chance of reaching us is very low, tanks Israel knows how to deal with, and Black Hawk helicopters – these are weapons that shouldn’t raise concern,” he said.
Some of these systems are intended as defense from missiles fired by the Iran-affiliated Houthi militia insurgents in Yemen, said Yadlin.
“I think that we must first see the shared interests created for Israel and Saudi Arabia, in the face of the major threats in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia isn’t today an active enemy state,” he added.
{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}


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