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Readout of Secretary Carter's Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman

Sept. 7, 2016

 Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook provided the following readout:
 
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter met with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman for a bilateral meeting on the margins of the UK-hosted UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial today. The secretary and minister discussed regional security challenges in the Middle East including the ISIL threat, Iran, ways to expand and accelerate cyber coordination, as well as other areas of mutual defense cooperation. 
 
The secretary reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Israel's qualitative military edge and to strong U.S.-Israel defense relations. Secretary Carter told the minister he looks forward to visiting Israel later this year.