Tunisia questions armed forces participation in naval exercise with Israel – Middle East Monitor


Republican Party Secretary General Issam Chebbi asked Tunisian President Kais Saied to clarify details regarding the country’s armed forces participating in a joint exercise in the Black Sea with the Israeli occupation army.

Chebbi addressed the Tunisian president in a Facebook post saying: “Mr. President, involving the Tunisian national army in naval maneuvers alongside enemy forces calls for official clarification and denial from the authorities. Tunisians, as well as an affirmation that the doctrine of our national forces and the attachment of the State and its institutions to the provisions of the constitution which prevent it from participating in such maneuvers.

He added that media sources reported that the US Sixth Fleet will organize a massive naval exercise in the Black Sea in which the Zionist enemy army will participate alongside Muslim countries including Turkey, Egypt, United Arab Emirates. , Morocco and Tunisia.

The leader of the Republican Party affirmed: “I am sure, Mr. President, that you are concerned … to ensure the independence of our national decision and to distance our military institution from any attempt to engage it in alliances or policies that contradict our national and regional interests. commitments. “

The military exercise is due to take place on June 28.

Tunisia has no official diplomatic relations with Israel and is part of the Arab League boycott of the occupation state.

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