A regional expert in Middle Eastern affairs says he sees a “showdown” coming between an Israel-Sunni alliance and Shiite Iran and its proxies.

CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief Chris Mitchell notes that Saudi Arabia and Egypt want to see an alliance between their nations and the United States and Israel as a bulwark against Iranian influence and aggression.

He added that President Donald Trump and Israeli leaders have been hard at work building the alliance.

“The Sunni alliance would be Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, some of the Gulf states, with Israel, and not necessarily publicly, but certainly privately – this growing alliance against the expansion of Iran,” he said.

Meanwhile Dr. Michael Evans, who established the Jerusalem Prayer Team, praised Trump for getting the alliance formation process up and running.

“Donald Trump did more to build the Sunni alliance in one week than all American presidents did in their lifetimes, and the Crown Prince is now an ally of Israel and an ally of Donald Trump and helping,” Evans said.

“We need the Sunni alliance especially in light of Iran so it was absolutely genius on Trump’s part,” he continued.

The president’s new National Security strategy lists jihadist terrorists and Iran as major threats to security in the Middle East. [source]

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