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Defense minister meets CIA chief in Tel Aviv

Defense Minister Benny Gantz (left) meets with CIA chief William Burns in Tel Aviv on August 11, 2021. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (left) meets with CIA chief William Burns in Tel Aviv on August 11, 2021. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets in Tel Aviv with visiting CIA chief William Burns, along with Mossad chief David Barnea.

According to the Defense Ministry, Gantz shared information about Iran’s malign activities in the region and its nuclear weapons progress with Burns, and the two discussed their joint intelligence cooperation.

They also discussed the need to strengthen the Palestinian Authority and other moderate elements in the region, says the ministry.

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