US Defense Secy discusses “mutual security” with Ya’alon

Visiting US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday: “We held a discussion on steps to strengthen our missile security, on missiles, cyber and preserving Israel’s qualitative edge.” He spoke at a joint news conference with Defense minister Moshe Ya’alon. The two ministers also discussed “joint contingency plans for various situations,’ Carter added. Stressing the importance of deterrence, he said the US would continue to support the Iron Dome project. On arriving in Israel, the first stop on his regional tour following the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and six world powers, the Defense Secretary said the Jewish state remains “the bedrock of American strategy in the region.” 

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