PressTV-Israel training Saudi forces: Hezbollah
Deputy chief of Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement says Israel is training Saudi military forces under the framework of clandestine relations.
Dozens of Saudi military officers are being trained after secret contacts developed into military cooperation, Sheikh Naim Qassem told Lebanese media.
It came after the Arab League and the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) decided to classify Hezbollah as a terrorist organization under the Saudi pressure.
“The Saudis are currently fulfilling the cycle of the Israeli project in public and secret meetings,” Sheikh Qassem was reported as saying.
The cleric touched on Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir’s remarks earlier this month after Egypt transferred control of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Jubeir said Riyadh “will honor all of Egypt’s legal and international commitments in regard to the two islands,” in a clear reference to Cairo’s commitments to Israel.
Under the Camp David Accords, signed between Egypt and Israel in 1979, Cairo has undertaken to guarantee freedom of navigation for Israeli ships in the area.