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June 16, 2016 9:46 am

US Prepared to Add Funding for Israeli Missile Defense in New Military Aid Agreement

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President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel in 2013. The US is prepared to incorporate missile defense funds in a new military aid agreement. Photo: White House.

President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The US is prepared to incorporate missile defense funds in a new military aid agreement. Photo: White House.

The Obama administration is prepared to incorporate missile defense funds in a new long-term agreement on military aid for Israel, a US official said on Wednesday, accommodating in principle a key request by its ally in the yet-unresolved talks.

Disputes over the scope and fine print of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) have clouded already difficult ties between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama during the latter’s final months in office.

Read full story at Reuters.

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