Liberman heads to Washington tonight

Defense Minister Liberman will be flying to Washington tonight for meetings with senior officials including Vice President Mike Pence; his counterpart, James Mattis; and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Liberman’s office says in a statement.

“Minister Liberman says that during a meeting with Mattis that took place in Munich two weeks ago, he was happy to encounter a true friend who is committed to Israel’s security,” the statement says.

It said that Liberman is looking forward to discussing with Tillerson “the security challenges that Israel and the US share in the Middle East, including Iran, Syria, and Lebanon.”

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