Defense Ministry chief heads to Washington for meetings on ‘global changes,’ Iran

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Ministry Director-General Amir Eshel is heading to Washington for a series of meeting with American officials on “global and regional changes,” including the “growing Iranian threat,” according to his office.

The Defense Ministry says Eshel will meet several senior White House, State Department, and Pentagon officials this week.

“The strategic dialogue between the countries will focus on global and regional changes and their consequences, the growing Iranian threat, the security challenges shared by Israel and the United States, and on strengthening Israel’s qualitative military edge,” the ministry says in a statement.

Joining Eshel is Dror Shalom, who heads the ministry’s Political-Military Bureau, and several other ministry officials in the fields of research and development and procurement, the statement adds.

Amir Eshel speaks at the Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv on January 28, 2019. (INSS)

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