US said to assure Israel of its full support in the event of war with Hezbollah

An Israeli Air Force fighter aircraft flies over the border area between northern Israel and southern Lebanon on June 21, 2024. (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
An Israeli Air Force fighter aircraft flies over the border area between northern Israel and southern Lebanon on June 21, 2024. (Jalaa Marey/AFP)

The US reassured Israel it will offer the Jewish state full support in the event a full-scale war with Hezbollah breaks out, CNN quotes a senior Biden administration official as saying.

The pledge was made during meetings in Washington this week between National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi, Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The official tells CNN that the Biden administration would offer Israel the security assistance it needs. However, the US would not deploy American troops to the ground in such a scenario.

The reassurances come amid a public spat between Jerusalem and Washington that was sparked by a Tuesday video statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which the premier blasted what he said were “inconceivable bottlenecks” that the Biden administration had placed in the transfer of weapons and munitions to Israel.

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