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Blinken restresses commitment to replenishing Israeli Iron Dome missile system

Washington (QNN)- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken restressed on Monday that the United States is committed to replenishing Israel’s Iron Dome missile system.

“We are working with the Israelis to fully understand their needs and working with Congress,” Blinken told the House Foreign Affairs Committee during testimony on US President Joe Biden’s 2022 budget request and the department’s foreign policy priorities.

“This is under very active review and we look forward to working with you to make sure that happens,” Blinken added, referring to fulfilling an Israeli request for $1 billion for Iron Dome missiles following 11 days of Israeli strikes on the besieged Gaza strip.

Blinken also restated that “Israel has a right to defend itself”, despite the fact that the occupation state has killed over 250 civilians in Gaza, 66 of them were children, and continues to kill native Palestinians throughout historic Palestine.

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