Defense Minister Yoav Gallant met with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon on Tuesday.

“Mr. Secretary… Today we are at a crossroads that will impact the entire Middle East. I am here to discuss the ways to achieve our common goals and ensure the security of the State of Israel, and project the powerful ties between our countries,” Gallant told Austin.

“In Gaza, we must work to ensure the return of 120 hostages with no exceptions!

We must end the terrorist regime of Hamas.

In the north, we are determined to establish security in a changing reality on the ground and bring our communities home safely.

We are working closely together to achieve an agreement, but we must also discuss readiness for every possible scenario.

The greatest threat to the future of the world is Iran and time is running out!

Now is the time to materialize the commitment of American administrations over the years to prevent Iran from possessing nuclear weapons.

Above all, we must discuss our extraordinary ties… projecting power together, discussing areas of disagreement as friends do and standing strong together in the face of attacks from missile attacks to diplomatic attacks on the global stage.

Our friends and our enemies see this room and understand our power. We have a lot to discuss. Thank you, Mr. Secretary,” he said.

Watch as Gallant and Austin stand at attention to Israel’s National Anthem at the Pentagon.

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