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Immediate Release

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense For Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Israeli Ministry of Defense Director General Amir Eshel

Pentagon Spokesman Lt. Col. David Herndon provided the following readout:

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl met with Israeli Ministry of Defense Director General Amir Eshel today at the Pentagon.  He reaffirmed the staunch U.S. commitment to Israel's security and Qualitative Military Edge.  The leaders discussed the shared U.S. and Israeli commitment to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, and to countering Iran's destabilizing activities across the region and beyond. While underscoring Israel's right to defend itself against terrorism, Under Secretary Kahl emphasized the importance of Israel taking steps to deescalate tensions in the West Bank.

Under Secretary Kahl reiterated the Department's focus on working closely with Allies and partners to help Ukraine defend itself against Russian aggression.