Defense Sec. Austin pledges ‘enduring’ Israel commitment amid Iran tensions
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is reiterating the United States’ “enduring and ironclad” commitment to Israel as tensions between the Jewish nation and Iran continue to escalate.
Austin made the comments following his meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Tel Aviv on Sunday, steering clear of any mention of Iran.
“We addressed a broad range of defense issues, to include Israel’s long-term planning for defense acquisitions, and regional security challenges,” he said, going on to mention “US support for efforts to normalize relations between Israel and Arab and Muslim...