A senior Israeli official said yesterday that the Gulf states and Israel, which share their concerns about Iran, may be open to cooperation on missile defence in the future. Moshe Patel, head of the Israeli Missile Defence Organization, which is part of the Ministry of Defence, underlined that it is too early for such agreements. He said Washington’s approval would be needed if Israeli systems developed with U.S. technology were involved. “From an engineering point of view, of course there is a lot of advantage. That information can be shared, like sensors that can be deployed in both countries because we have the same enemies.” Patel said.
So far, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Sudan have had diplomatic relations with Israel.
Following the signing of agreements with Israel, the UAE announced that they would like to buy F-35A Lightning II. It was also raised that the United States would sell four MQ-9 Reaper drones to Morocco.