Dr. Colin Kahl, the Under Secretary of United States Defense for Policy, met with Benjamin “Benny” Gantz, the Israeli Defense Minister, recently to reaffirm the commitment of United States to Israel’s security.
The countries also discussed threats and challenges being faced by Israel.
Iran’s nuclear program and its destabilizing operations in the area and beyond present threats, which Under Secretary Kahl and Minister Gantz discussed methods to combat. The United States’ unwavering commitment to Israel’s security was underscored by Under Secretary Kahl.
The two leaders discussed matters of international security, especially their shared worries about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Under Secretary Kahl stressed both the necessity of Israel taking action to reduce tensions in the West Bank and Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorism. Minister Gantz was thanked by Under Secretary Kahl for their close collaboration while he was the Defense Minister.
Kahl said, “Had the chance to meet Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and talked about the dangers and difficulties Israel faces and to reiterate the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security”.
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