Israeli, Saudi Officials Held Secret Meeting On Normalization - Report

By i24
Posted on 09/22/23 | News Source: i24

The report also stated that Saudi will get a U.S. offer for a nuclear facility as part of deal, and that the proposed site would be guarded by American forces

Government officials from Israel and Saudi Arabia met in secret recently to discuss a potential normalization agreement between the two countries, according to a report from Israeli public broadcaster Kan on Thursday evening.

The specific details of the meeting have not been made public.

Saudi Arabia will get a U.S. offer for a nuclear facility as part of an agreement, the report stated, and that the proposed nuclear site would be guarded by American forces.  

The report of the secret meeting by Israeli and Saudi officials comes at the same time that Washington is reportedly considering twin defense treaties with Saudi Arabia and Israel as part of an effort to get its Middle East allies to formally recognize each other and normalize relations, according to U.S. media.

According to Bloomberg, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden believes this initiative would bring about Israeli-Saudi normalization, with a treaty so comprehensive that it would require Congressional approval.