Under Secretary of Defense Dr. Colin H. Kahl Meeting With Israeli Minister of Defense Director of Policy Zohar Palti

U.S. Department of Defense

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby provided the following readout:

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr.

Colin H.

Kahl, met with Israeli Minister of Defense Director of Policy and Political Military Affairs Zohar Palti at the Pentagon today to discuss the U.S.-Israel defense partnership and opportunities for strengthening bilateral cooperation.

The leaders also discussed the recent rocket attacks emanating from Gaza.

Under Secretary Kahl unequivocally condemned the terrorist attacks directed at Israeli civilians and underscored U.S.

support for Israel’s right to self-defense.

They agreed to maintain a close dialogue and to work together to strengthen regional security.

Dr.

Kahl underscored the Department’s enduring support for Israel’s security and Qualitative Military Edge, and conveyed the Administration’s support for a restoration of calm and protection of civilians.

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