On Friday, the Pentagon announced its intention to include its ally Israel in its Central Command region in the Middle East (CENTCOM), in a measure that appears directed at strengthening the anti-Tehran front.

In a new indication of the rapprochement that President Donald Trump brokered between Israel and Arab countries, the Pentagon said, "The US military dealings with Israel will not be done anymore by its European leadership."

The statement refers to Iran without mentioning it. The United States, Israel and Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, regard Iran as the main security threat in the region.

The "Abraham" agreements provide for the normalization of relations between Israel and a number of Arab countries (the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco) that took this step under the auspices of the United States represented by Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Donald Trump and his advisor.
This decision could facilitate military cooperation with the United States on regional issues and bring Israeli military officials closer to their counterparts in the Gulf states. But at the same time, it could complicate the "Sentcom" cooperation with allies of Iran, such as Iraq, where 2,500 American soldiers are deployed.

On yesterday Friday, the US Department of Defense announced the reduction of the number of its forces in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 soldiers, in line with Trump's effort to put an end to "never-ending wars."