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Release No: 596-13
August 21, 2013

Readout of Secretary Hagel's Call with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon

           Pentagon Press Secretary George Little provided the following readout:

           This morning Secretary Hagel spoke with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon to discuss a number of regional security issues.  The call touched upon the ongoing violence in Syria -- including the recent claims of use of chemical weapons -- the situation in Egypt, and Iran.  Secretary Hagel and Minister Ya'alon agreed to continue to maintain intensive dialogue on the multitude of challenges facing the United States and Israel.