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Bennett: Government acted with ‘integrity’ in new submarine deal

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a press conference at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, January 11, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a press conference at the Kirya military base in Tel Aviv, January 11, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett defends the agreement to purchase submarines from Germany, following controversy over the deal’s cost and graft allegations relating to the purchase of naval vessels.

“The signing of the submarine agreement very significantly strengthens Israel’s national security. The purchase of the submarines will ensure continuity in our capabilities and strategic superiority for years to come,” he is quoted saying in a statement from his office.

He also says the government he leads has striven to act with “integrity” in regards to defense procurement, including “on this matter.”

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