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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 846-05
August 16, 2005

U.S. Department of Defense - Israeli Ministry of Defense Joint Press Statement

The strategic alliance between the United States and Israel reflects common understandings of the global security environment. In this cooperative relationship, the United States and Israel share information and consult on possible threats to U.S. and Israeli defense interests.

 

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Israeli Ministry of Defense have signed an understanding that is designed to remedy problems of the past that seriously affected the technology security relationship between their defense establishments and which begins to restore confidence in the technology security area. In the coming months additional steps will be taken to restore confidence fully.

 

The signing of this understanding underscores the commitment of the U.S. and Israel to work together to address global security challenges. Cooperation between the U.S. and Israel is important to the security of the Middle East and we expect that cooperation to continue.

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