USA, Israel Plot Against Iran

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Israel and the United Arab Emirates have been recently engaged in secret talks, arranged by the US, to share their information and coordinate their efforts against Iran, a report by the Wall Street Journal says. Quoting US officials familiar with the secret talks, the WSJ says the meetings were arranged by US special representative for Iran, Brian Hook. The first meeting was held this spring, and the second took place more recently, the report quoted a US official as saying. “The discussions among US, Israeli and Emirati officials, although still in the preliminary stages, appear to indicate those contacts have gone beyond being symbolic and exploratory to mapping coordination on specific issues,” US officials told the WSJ. According to the report, the secret talks “were intended to increase diplomatic, military and intelligence cooperation in dealing with Iran.” The report quotes people familiar with the discussions as saying that Hook has worked to bring anti-Iran elements together for secret meetings. “Hook wants help from Israel and the Emirates in getting other countries in Europe and the Middle East to take a tough stance regarding Tehran,” a former US official said. The report says “the exact dates and locations of the unpublicized meetings couldn’t be learned.” Therefore, it is not clear whether the secret talks took place before or after the recent efforts by the UAE to approach Iran and sign agreements with the Islamic Republic on the security of the Persian Gulf. Amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf region, an…

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