US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin will visit Belgium, Israel, Germany, the United Kingdom and NATO headquarters in the coming days to meet with government and military leaders.
The highest ranking official to visit Israel in the administration of Democratic President Joe Biden, Lloyd Austin will discuss with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz “General Preferences” According to a statement, reaffirm Washington’s commitment to Israel to maintain military superiority over its neighbors. In Europe, he will meet with German Defense Minister Annege Kramp-Karrenbauer, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and British Defense Minister Ben Wallace. Lloyd Austin will leave for Washington on Saturday, but his route has not been scheduled.
The visit was announced amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran, as Joe Biden’s administration tried to bring Tehran back in a nuclear deal demolished by Donald Trump. And in Europe, Russia is accused of massaging its troops along the border with Ukraine. There have never been so many Russian troops on the Ukrainian border since 2014, White House spokesman Jane Saki said on Thursday, which Biden was rapidly expanding. “Worried”.
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