Israel’s military confirmed that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey will travel to the Middle Eastern nation to commence talks this week, as Israel’s number two public official suggested that President Barack Obama is being meek about the Iranian situation, Fox News reported.
According to the news outlet, the content of the coming discussion between Israel’s top military commanders and the U.S. general was not announced, but Iran remains a concern for the Jewish state.
“There is very close cooperation between Israel, the Israeli military and the U.S. military, and General Dempsey is a close friend, and I’m sure that he and our chief of staff will have very serious discussions about all the options,” former Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Dan Gillerman said in a statement.
Israeli Cabinet Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that he was disappointed by the lack of an extension of U.S. sanctions on the country. These would further damage Iran’s central bank and its energy industry, according to Fox News.
The Associated Press reported that the Israeli and U.S. militaries have recently postponed large-scale war games in an effort to avoid aggravating tensions between the international community and Iran.