Gallant speaks to US counterpart about establishing strategic alliance against Iran

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant speaks to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on April 14, 2024. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry, File)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant speaks to US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on April 14, 2024. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry, File)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant briefed his US counterpart Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin a short while ago on the preliminary conclusions of the defensive operations carried out by Israel, the US and other allies against Iran’s attack overnight, Gallant’s office says in a readout of the call.

In particular, Gallant thanked Austin for the US’s “unparalleled cooperation and coordination,” and highlighted the opportunity to establish an international coalition and strategic alliance to counter the threat posed by Iran” the readout states.

Gallant also touched on Israel’s ongoing war with Hamas in Gaza and updated him on the efforts to release the hostages held by Hamas since the October 7 massacre in southern Israel.

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