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Israel has been working toward a cooperative agreement in compliance
with Turkey and three Arab states to implement an allied system of
detection technologies to defend against Iranian ballistic projectiles,
British newspaper The Sunday
termed "4+1", reportedly proposes joint efforts to be taken by Israel
along with Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan to
share access to radar and anti-missile technologies, according to the
Under the initiative, Israeli technicians would gain
access to data from radar technologies in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates
in return for allowing experts from its partners to tap into Jerusalem's
anti-missile and advanced radar defense systems, the report said.
The plan, brokered by the United States, aims to
create a "moderate crescent" in the region in contrast to the
"fundamentalist crescent" consisting of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Hezbollah,
the report said.
Israel views "4+1" as an
ambitious plan presented by Washington as "the Americans are working on a
regional alliance to deter and contain Tehran,” the Times
reported an Israeli
official as saying.