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Release No: NR-065-14
February 01, 2014

Read-out of Secretary Hagel's meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following read-out:

"Secretary Hagel met this afternoon with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon while both leaders attended the Munich Security Conference.

"The conversation covered a wide array of regional security issues, to include ongoing developments in Iran, Syria and Egypt.

"Secretary Hagel reiterated the commitment of the United States to the defense of Israel and pledged to continue working closely with Minister Ya'alon as together our two militaries confront the common challenges of violent extremism, regional instability and declining defense spending." 

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