UK and Israel Sign Military Agreement

(BICOM-UK) Last Thursday, UK Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Sir Nicholas Carter and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi met via video link and signed an agreement to formalize and enhance Israel-UK defense collaboration. Most of the agreement is highly classified. The Telegraph reported that MI5 uncovered a Hizbullah bomb plot in North London in 2015 involving three tons of ammonium nitrate. The discovery was reportedly assisted by information from Israel's Mossad intelligence service. There is also what a senior UK official described as a "first-order partnership" in cyber security, as well as cooperation on the development of UAVs deployed by British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

2020-12-07 00:00:00

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