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Immediate Release

Readout of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl's Meeting With Israeli Ministry of Defense Political-Military Bureau Director Dror Shalom

Department of Defense Spokesman Lt. Col. David Herndon provided the following readout:

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl met with Israeli Ministry of Defense Political-Military Director Dror Shalom at the Pentagon, June 28.  
Under Secretary Kahl reaffirmed the strategic partnership between the United States and Israel, and underscored the U.S. commitment to deepening cooperation to address regional threats. Under Secretary Kahl also expressed support for Israel's continued integration into the region. 
The officials discussed a series of ongoing efforts to address Iran's dangerous nuclear advances, and the shared U.S. and Israeli commitment to countering Iran's destabilizing activities across the region and beyond. Under Secretary Kahl shared his perspective on recent developments related to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the negative consequences of increased Iranian-Russian military cooperation.

Under Secretary Kahl expressed condolences to Mr. Shalom over recent victims of terrorism. He also expressed deep concern over the recent escalation of violence in the West Bank and reaffirmed the importance of stabilizing the security situation in Israel, the West Bank, and the region.