Austin holds second call in three days with Gallant amid anticipated Iran attack

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held his second phone call in three days earlier today with Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, the Pentagon says.

The pair discussed “urgent regional threats and reiterated unwavering US support for Israel’s defense. Secretary Austin made clear that Israel could count on full US support to defend Israel against any attacks by Iran and its regional proxies,” the US readout says.

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