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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III's Phone Call With Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin "Benny" Gantz

May 28, 2021

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout:

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III spoke this afternoon with Israeli Minister of Defense Benjamin “Benny” Gantz. Secretary Austin reaffirmed the United States’ ironclad support for Israel’s security. He shared the Administration’s support for building on the ceasefire to establish enduring security. Both parties agreed to remain in close coordination on shared defense priorities.