Biden to Israel: We Will Confront Iran as Allies

(Reuters) Dan Williams - In an interview with Yediot Ahronot, Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday ahead of a trip to Israel, "I can promise the Israeli people that we will confront, as allies, any security challenge it will face. A nuclear-armed Iran would constitute a threat not only to Israel - it would also constitute a threat to the United States." The Obama administration, Biden said, "gives Israel annual military aid worth $3 billion. We revived defense consultations between the two countries, doubled our efforts to ensure Israel preserves its qualitative military edge in the region, expanded our joint exercises and cooperation on missile-defense systems."

2010-03-08 09:25:05

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