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Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of the Vice President's Meeting with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman

Today Vice President Mike Pence met with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman in his West Wing office.  The Vice President underscored the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel and reaffirmed the United States' commitment to upholding Israel's qualitative military edge.  The Vice President and Minister Lieberman agreed on the need to counter threats posed by Iran and its proxies as well as terrorist organizations, and discussed ways in which our militaries can work even more closely together to address shared threats.  The two leaders also discussed the crisis in Syria and other regional issues.