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US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Israel

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Thursday, amid reports that Jerusalem could be readying a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

The Pentagon chief arrived in Amman, Jordan on Sunday for a Mideast tour which in addition to Israel will also take in Egypt. It marks Austin’s second diplomatic trip to the region as defense secretary. During his first visit, in April 2021, he met with then Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and other senior officials.

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