Ya'alon in Washington says 'there's a great understanding for our security needs here'

Israel and the US have been locked in negotiations on the shape the next package will take.

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March 14, 2016 21:36
US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (left) and Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (right)

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (left) and Israel Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (right). (photo credit: ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY)

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon met US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Monday in Washington DC, where the two discussed the US defense package to Israel for the coming decade. Ya'alon said he found a highly receptive ear in Washington to Israel's changing security needs.

Israel and the US have been locked in negotiations on the shape the next package will take. Carter and Ya'alon "agreed upon an expansion of cooperation in the cyber sphere, out of an intent to improve cyber defenses in both countries," a spokesman for Ya'alon said.

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"Relations with the US are a cornerstone of our national security, and Secretary of Defense Carter is a true friend," Ya'alon said. "I was pleased discover a a great understanding for our security needs in light of the changing reality in the region," the defense minister added.


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