US ambassador: US commitment to Israel is 'steadfast'

August 9, 2011 12:36


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US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro affirmed the US commitment to Israeli security on Tuesday morning during a visit to an Iron Dome rocket defense system battery in the South.

"Our commitment to Israel's security is steadfast," he said.

US President Barack Obama and the US Congress, he added, "were united in provided full funding of Israel's annual assistance package as well ans the $200 million represented in the Iron Dome program."

Addressing economic concerns surrounding the downgrading of the US's credit rating, Shapiro said that he is confident that the United States continues to be a strong leader in the world economy.

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