Dempsey: If Israel strikes Iran, the US will meet its obligations

Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Monday that if Israel were to strike Iran in an effort to damage the country’s nuclear program, the United States would meet “some defined obligations” to the Middle East nation. He added: “I feel like we have a deep obligation to Israel. That is why we are in constant contact and collaboration.” In a talk to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Gen. Dempsey credited Israel with being "an example of what could be" in the Middle East. "If we had one of my Israeli counterparts sitting here, they would tell you that most of the Arabs living in Israel have a better life than the Arabs living in the rest of the region and that is true," he said.

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