Minister of Defense Yoav Gallant met with CENTCOM Commander General Michael E. Kurilla at MOD headquarters in Tel Aviv last week.

The parties discussed developing regional challenges, with a focus on Iran’s activities in the Middle East region. This includes Iranian aggression in the maritime arena and delivery of weapons to terror organisations and proxies in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and wider region.

During the discussion, Gallant expressed concerns regarding Iran’s progress in its nuclear program and nuclear military capabilities.

Gallant and Kurilla expressed a shared commitment to deepen intelligence-sharing between respective militaries and defense establishments. They also stressed the importance of widening military cooperation with regional partners under CENTCOM leadership.

Gallant concluded by expressing his commitment of the US to the security of the State of Israel, and for Kurilla’s contribution to the ties between the countries.

The meeting was attended by the IDF Chief of the General Staff, Head of the IDF’s Strategic Directorate, Israel’s Defense Attache to the US, and Director of the Policy and POL-MIL Bureau in the MoD.