Ex-Israeli Defense Minister: U.S. Influence in Mideast Eroded Significantly

Moshe Ya’alon

The Jerusalem Post reports: The influence of the United States as a superpower in the Middle East has eroded significantly, former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon told the audience at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

According to Ya’alon, the Middle East has “become a very tough region,” saying there is no doubt that ongoing and chronic instability is the future of the region as “keeping the Middle East in a vacuum for one’s own interests will only have negative consequences.”

Iran, Ya’alon said, is exploiting the current situation.

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