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March 6, 2013 1:11 am

Hagel to Barak: US Will Keep Funding Israeli Missile Defense

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Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel told his Israeli counterpart Ehud Barak Tuesday that while the US continues to believe there is still time to address the threat of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons through diplomacy, that window is closing.

In his first meeting with a foreign defense chief, the newly appointed Hagel expressed his strong commitment to Israel’s security, including maintaining Israel’s qualitative military edge and continued US support for missile and rocket defense systems in spite of fiscal constraints, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.

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