US, Israel Agree to Coordinate Against Iran

Statement details latest meeting from officials

The White House has issued a new statement detailing the meeting of the US-Israel Strategic Consultative Group, which includes both nations’ national security advisers and other representatives. The body is meant for coordination of the nations on “mutual interest” and common goals.

Naturally, the entire statement is about Iran, detailing plans to coordinate in preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and just generally opposing Iran’s regional activities.

In diplomatic interactions between the US and Israel, the situation almost always gets steered toward Iran, with the US eager to say that they have comparable positions on the matter.

Though declaring support for Israel on Iran coordination is not unusual, it sometimes also is followed by the US making some sort of dramatic show of unity, usually declaring sanctions or issuing vague threats to Iran about some issue.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of Antiwar.com.