Bahrain, Israel Defense Ministers Hold Phone Call

TEHRAN ( Iran News ) – The defense ministers of Bahrain and Israel held their first publicly acknowledged phone call since the two regimes agreed to normalize ties. Bahraini state news agency BNA and a spokeswoman for Israel’s defense ministry said Bahrain’s minister of defense affairs, Abdulla bin Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz had spoken as Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates prepare to sign agreements with Israel in Washington on Tuesday