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Sat 22 Jun 2024 10:17 am - Jerusalem Time

Biden administration: We will provide Israel with all support in a war with Hezbollah

Senior US officials in the Biden administration pledged to Israeli officials who visited Washington this week that if “an all-out war breaks out between Israel and Hezbollah, the US administration is fully prepared to support its ally.”


This came within the framework of discussions held by a number of Israeli officials, according to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper on its website, this morning, including the head of the Israeli National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, and the Minister of Strategic Affairs, Ron Dermer, with officials in the Biden administration, They include National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, and White House Middle East Coordinator Brett McGurk.


The source quoted American officials as confirming that the Biden administration is “ready to stand behind Israel” and that it will “provide it with all the security assistance it needs.”


The source also indicated that the Biden administration made clear to Israeli officials that “in such a scenario, it does not intend to send its soldiers, and will not deploy American forces on the ground.”


In addition, American and Israeli officials discussed, in meetings this week, the source continues, “possible out-of-the-ordinary methods” to try to “reduce the rise of fires” on the border with Lebanon, including the scenario of “returning the residents of the north to their homes.”

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