US President Donald Trump talking on the phone – REUTERS / CARLOS BARRIA – Archive
NEW YORK, Sep 14 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The US president, Donald Trump, has spoken this Saturday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and they have studied the possibility of signing a possible defensive treaty between the two countries, a story that could affect the Israeli elections, scheduled for the next 17 of September.
“Today I had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States and Israel that would further anchor the formidable alliance between our two countries,” Trump explained through his account. Twitter staff.
“I look forward to continuing that conversation after the Israeli elections, when we meet this month at the United Nations!” Added the tenant of the White House.
The United States and Israel already have intense military relations that are reflected every year in 4,000 million dollars in US military aid. In addition Trump and Netanyahu have a close personal relationship and Trump even appears on the posters of the Netanyahu election campaign.
Netanyahu, for his part, thanked Trump for his gesture and stressed that Israel “has never had a better friend in the White House.” He also said he hopes to meet with Trump at the UN General Assembly in New York “to advance a historic Defense Treaty between the United States and Israel.”
Trump's intervention could be crucial, as polls predict a virtual tie between the Netanyahu party and the Blue and White formation led by former Israeli Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.
Gantz himself has come up with the proposal, which he considers a “serious mistake.” “Such an agreement would be a serious mistake for the security of the State of Israel because a mutual defense treaty would force us to coordinate our security with the United States,” he argued.
“That is not what we want. We have not asked anyone to die for us. We have not asked anyone to fight for us and we have not asked anyone to assume the right to defend the State of Israel,” he added during an act In Israel.
A mutual defense agreement between Washington and Tel Aviv would force the United States into a war if Israel were attacked and could cause an open conflict with Iran.