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July 21, 2015 12:19 am

US Defense Secretary Seeks to Assure Israel of Security Guarantee in Visit to Country

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Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Photo: DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo.

Reuters – As U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter walked along an Israeli lookout near the border with Lebanon, Israel’s Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon turned to him and said: “Probably Hezbollah is watching us.”

Israel warned during Carter’s visit on Monday it feared a deal on curbing Iran’s nuclear programme in return for sanctions relief would translate into more money for Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Lebanese militia group, and others hostile to Israel.

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