Published On: Thu, Jul 16th, 2015

Susan Rice: We Want to Deepen Our Cooperation with Israel

Obama’s National Security Adviser says Washington is interested in deepening its security cooperation with Israel following the Iran deal.

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Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, told the Reuters news agency on Wednesday that Washington is interested in deepening its security cooperation with Israel following the nuclear deal reached with Iran this week.

“We will … be looking forward, if the Israelis are interested and willing, they haven’t said so yet, to discuss with them how we might further deepen and strengthen our security and intelligence cooperation, ” she said.

“Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will be going out to Israel this weekend, and to Saudi Arabia, and he will be continuing our practical cooperation with both Israel and our partners in the Gulf, ” added Rice.

Washington and Jerusalem have locked horns on the deal, with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu  decrying the accord as a “bitter mistake of historic proportions.”… READ MORE

Arutz Sheva, by Elad Benari

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