The top U.S. military officer will visit Israel next week, Israel’s military said on Tuesday, as the two nations prepare to resume talks on defence aid that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had suspended in protest at the Iran nuclear deal.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said Marine General Joseph Dunford, who took over as chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff this month, would arrive on Sunday. She did not elaborate, and U.S. officials had no immediate comment.

Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said Dunford and his hosts would discuss Russia’s military intervention in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, as well as future U.S. defence aid for Israel. […]