Democratic senators call on Obama to strengthen security memo with Israel

Democratic senators in a letter called on President Barack Obama to write a new and strengthened “Memorandum of Understanding” on security assistance to Israel.

The 16 senators, led by Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Richard Blumenthal (D–Connecticut), and Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) — the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – sent the letter to the president on Monday, the day Obama met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The letter called on Obama to conclude the new memorandum as well as to “provide the necessary and appropriate measures to deter Iran,” such as ordinance and delivery systems, as well as to enhance Israel’s qualitative military edge over countries in the region.


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