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February 16, 2022 8:38 am

US House Leader Nancy Pelosi Arrives in Israel, Vows Support on Iran

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi lays a wreath during an official welcome ceremony at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem February 16, 2022. Abir Sultan/Pool via REUTERS

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Israel on Wednesday as part of a Congressional delegation to the country, reiterating the United States’ “iron clad” support for Israel’s security.

“We’re together in the fight against terrorism posed by Iran, both in the region and also its nuclear development,” she said in a speech at the Knesset. “Israel’s proximity to Iran is a concern to all of us.”

The Democratic House speaker also said she hoped that the Senate will “very soon” approve the additional funding that the House passed last September for the Iron Dome anti-missile system, which Israel uses to intercept homemade rockets fired from the blockaded Gaza Strip.

Pelosi reiterated the United States’s commitment to a two-state solution “that enhances stability and security for Israel, Palestinians and their neighbors”.

She is set to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday, but her schedule did not include a visit to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

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