Oren: Israel-US drill postponement due to technical issues

January 18, 2012 08:44

Israeli Ambassador to the US Michael Oren addressed a recent decision by Israel and the US to postpone a missile defense drill originally scheduled for April, saying that it "stemmed solely from technical issues," early Wednesday morning.

"Such postponements are routine and do not reflect political or strategic concerns," he said. "The United States and Israel remain committed to holding the exercise - code-named Austere Challenge 12 - the largest and most robust in their historic alliance."

According to Oren, the drill will be held in the latter half of the year.

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