Top U.S. gov't officials meet with Israeli Defense Minister Barak, discuss Egypt, Middle East peace

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: Several top U.S. government officials including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in Washington on Wednesday, the White House said.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon jointly met with Israeli Minister of Defense Ehud Barak. They stressed the United States' "unshakable commitment" to Israel's security, including through its continued support for Israel's military and the security cooperation between the two governments.

"Mr. Donilon, Secretary Clinton, and Secretary Gates discussed with Minister Barak the latest developments in Egypt, the need to move forward on Middle East peace, our efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and other regional and bilateral issues," the White House said in a brief readout of the meeting. "They agreed that the U.S. and Israel would continue to consult closely on common challenges and issues across our shared agenda."


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