Israel

Israel and the US Finalize Arms Deal

Confirmed by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel

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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.