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Readout of Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis' Call with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman


Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White provided the following readout: 

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis spoke on the phone with Israeli Minister of Defense (MOD) Avigdor Lieberman on Oct. 24 to reaffirm the longstanding defense relationship between the United States and Israel.

The leaders discussed a broad range of defense issues, including the threats Israel faces on its borders.  The secretary reiterated support for Israel’s inherent right to self-defense and a strong U.S. commitment to ensure Israel’s qualitative military edge.

For more U.S.-Israel defense information visit: https://www.defense.gov/explore/story/Article/1671291/us-israel-hold-defense-policy-advisory-group-meeting/