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Ashton Carter seeks to reassure Israelis on Iran nuclear deal

Ashton Carter seeks to reassure Israelis on Iran nuclear deal

On the heels of the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, which has been roundly opposed by Israeli officials, U.S. Defense Secretary  Ashton Carter began a Middle East tour Monday with an effort to assure the key American ally. “The region is complicated and troubled but we know what our interests are,” Carter said during a meeting with his Israel counterpart, Moshe Yaalon, at the Israeli Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. Principal among those interests, he said, is “the friendship and alliance with Israel.” “Israel is the bedrock of American strategy in the Middle East,” said Carter, whose visit was scheduled before last week’s...

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