I just arrived in Israel where I’m looking forward to a series of robust discussions with our Israeli friends on regional security issues. I’m grateful to call Israel a major strategic partner. pic.twitter.com/DgPBtGvb0M
— Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (@SecDef) April 11, 2021
The U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has arrived in Israel Sunday, his first stop on a two-day trip to the Middle Eastern country.
“I’m looking forward to a series of robust discussions with our Israeli friends on regional security issues,” Secretary Austin posted on Twitter upon arrival. “I’m grateful to call Israel a major strategic partner.”
Austin is the first high-level member from U.S. President Joe Biden’s Cabinet to travel to Israel since Biden’s administration’s announcement to rekindling of talks in order to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary Austin is scheduled to meet with his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz Sunday.
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WNU Editor: Israel wants to talk about the current U.S. – Iran nuclear discussions. But it looks like the US Defense Secretary is steering away from any public discussions on this topic…. Austin fails to mention Iran in speech, while Gantz vows to cooperate on nuclear deal (YNet News).
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