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No American Troops Promised to Israel
Posted on November 25, 2012 Akashma Online News
While the international media is busy with reports that Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu only agreed to the truce with Palestinians in Gaza if President Obama agreed to send U.S. troops into Sinai to stop the smuggling of arms from Iran into Gaza, Egypt is denying the story, saying it would never allow U.S. troops to be stationed in its country.
I annexed the official White House Press Release of the Conversation between Obama and Netanyahu, as you see nothing is said of troops for the Sinai.
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2012
Readout of the President’s Call to Prime Minister Netanyahu
President Obama spoke to Prime Minister Netanyahu today and reiterated his commitment to Israel’s security.
The President made clear that no country can be expected to tolerate rocket attacks against civilians.
The President expressed his appreciation for the Prime Minister’s efforts to work with the new Egyptian government to achieve a sustainable ceasefire and a more durable solution to this problem.
The President commended the Prime Minister for agreeing to the Egyptian ceasefire proposal – which the President recommended the Prime Minster do – while reiterating that Israel maintains the right to defend itself.
The President said that the United States would use the opportunity offered by a ceasefire to intensify efforts to help Israel address its security needs, especially the issue of the smuggling of weapons and explosives into Gaza.
The President said that he was committed to seeking additional funding for Iron Dome and other US-Israel missile defense programs.