WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- Bipartisan groups of U.S. lawmakers in both the House and the Senate introduced legislation on Thursday aimed at creating an integrated air missile system to boost cooperation between the occupying regime of Israel and neighboring Arab states against Iran, reports said.
The Deterring Enemy Forces and Enabling National Defenses (DEFEND) Act is the latest effort in the U.S. to bolster the Abraham Accords normalization agreements that the Trump administration brokered between the Zionist regime, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco in 2020, they added.
The legislation would authorize the Pentagon to cooperate with Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and the entire Persian Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait — to develop and implement an integrated air and missile system architecture to defend against Iranian threats.
Save for Egypt, Jordan and — more recently — the UAE and Bahrain, the occupying regime of Israel does not have formal ties with the remainder of the countries listed in the U.S. legislation. With some of them, it maintains clandestine relations that have grown in recent years, but Iraq’s parliament last month passed legislation that criminalizes normalizing ties with the Zionist regime.
The report said it was not clear whether any of the countries listed are on board with such a plot or whether they even were consulted by the lawmakers before the legislation was unveiled.
The idea of a joint air missile system between Israel and its Arab neighbors is not new though, and it was raised during the Negev Summit of foreign ministers from the occupying regime, the U.S., the UAE, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt last March. It was also reportedly discussed in talks between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia that Washington hopes will culminate in Riyadh taking steps toward normalizing ties with the Zionist regime.
The legislation will also require the Pentagon to issue a report to Congress on the feasibility of establishing such a system to counter Iran’s ballistic missile, drone and rocket programs within 180 days of its passing.
The bill is being introduced in the Senate by Democrats Jacky Rosen and Cory Booker and Republicans Joni Ernst and James Lankford. In the House, it’s being brought by Democrats Brad Schneider, David Trone and Jimmy Panetta and Republicans McMorris Rodgers, Ann Wagner and Don Bacon. All of the cosponsors are members of the Abraham Accords Congressional Caucus that was established earlier this year.