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USA | Israeli Delegation in Washington to Discuss a "Non-Aggression" Agreement with Gulf States

Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz said that an Israeli delegation arrived in Washington on Monday to discuss the possibility of reaching a "non-aggression" agreement with countries in the Gulf.

An Israeli channel revealed two months ago that Tel Aviv is making efforts to sign a "non-war" agreement with the Gulf countries in order to address the threat of Iran, and reduce its influence in the Middle East.

In an interview with Israeli Army Radio, Katz said that the Israeli delegation will hold advanced talks in the US capital on the possibility of reaching a "non-aggression" agreement between Israel and the Gulf states, noting that Washington is working with the Gulf states to achieve this.

Katz explained that the Israeli delegation includes representatives from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice and the National Security Council and the army.

The Israeli minister did not say whether the talks would be limited to the US side or would involve officials from Gulf states.

Israeli Channel 12 reported on October 5, 2019 that Minister Katz offered the initiative to sign a "no war" agreement to his Gulf counterparts in a series of meetings he held on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly.

According to the Israeli channel, the proposal includes four items: first, to develop friendships and cooperation between the two sides, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law; Do not crystallize or be financed from the territory of the other party.

The terms of the agreement also include "refraining from joining, paying or assisting a coalition, organization or alliance of a military or security nature, with a third party," and that any disputes arising from the agreement shall be resolved through consultations."

Katz revealed in September that he had met the foreign minister of an Arab country on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. The official also visited the UAE capital Abu Dhabi in July, the statement said.