Israel and the US Finalize Arms Deal

Confirmed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel


PENTAGON chief Chuck Hagel has met his Israeli counterpart Moshe Yaalon to put the finishing touches on a major arms deal and for talks on Syria's civil war and the Iranian nuclear threat.

Speaking at a joint news conference in Tel Aviv on Monday, Hagel confirmed the two had finalised details of a multi-billion dollar arms deal which will see Israel receiving an impressive package of advanced US missiles and aircraft.