Dermer’s trip to Alaska marked “a significant upgrade in security coordination with the U.S. against Iran,” according to a Channel 13 news report.
By World Israel News Staff
Amid growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to Washington, traveled to Alaska last week to discuss enhanced coordination and strategy, Israel’s Channel 13 News reported on Friday.
The trip marked “a significant upgrade in Israeli security coordination with the U.S. against Iran,” the report said.
Additional details have been barred from publication, the report added, quoting unnamed Israeli sources.
Tehran on Wednesday successfully test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile which flew more than 600 miles from the southern part of the country to an area outside Tehran, in the north, a U.S. official told Fox News.
Iran announced that it was enriching uranium above the level permitted by the 2015 nuclear deal due to what it said was a lack of European action to save the pact after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
Iran has also taken to using target faces with pictures of Netanyahu and Trump for their training exercises.
Earlier this week, Iran announced that it had arrested 17 Iranian nationals allegedly recruited by the CIA to spy on the country’s nuclear and military sites, to which President Donald Trump responded that the claim had “zero truth.”
Last week, the Iran Revolutionary Guard shot down an American drone. “Iran made a very big mistake,” Trump warned.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also issued a statement on the incident, commenting, “In the last 24 hours, Iran has intensified its aggression against the United States and against all of us. And I repeat my call for all peace-loving countries to stand by the United States in its effort to stop the Iranians’ aggression. Israel stands by the United States on this.”
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Trump indicated that the U.S. was “ready for the absolute worst.”
“Frankly, it’s getting harder for me to want to make a deal with Iran because they behave very badly. They’re saying bad things,” Trump said.
“We are very geared up,” he added, noting Iran is “really the number-one state of terror in the world.”