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US defence chief Lloyd Austin arrives in Israel to discuss arms supplies, Iran

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin on Sunday arrived in Israel on the first visit by a senior representative of President Joe Biden administration, whose stance on Iran has worried Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.Austin was due to meet Netanyahu and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz during the two-day visit, which officials said would include discussions of US arms supplies to Israel.Washington has sought to reassure Israel on regional security issues while restarting talks …


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