Israeli Defense Minister in US to Discuss Iran, Arms

22 September, 2020   |   1 month ago

Defense Minister Benny Gantz left on Monday for a 24-hour quick visit to the United States, for important security meetings.

Gantz will meet on Tuesday with US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and with other senior Pentagon officials.

Gantz stated before boarding his flight that the visit is part of Israel’s “efforts to maintain its security superiority,” and “to ensure that our quality advantage is maintained, and the continued struggle for against Iran’s establishment.”

Gantz is apparently set to discuss maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge (QME) in the Middle East after the US has said it is ready to sell F-35 stealth fighters to the United Arab Emirates.

Israel can expect a the procurement of other advanced systems to maintain its QME in the Middle East.