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US-Israel arms deal sends 'clear signal' to Iran


A major US arms deal with Israel sends a "very clear signal" to Tehran that military action remains an option to stop it from going nuclear, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters on Sunday.

Asked if a multi-billion dollar arms package with Israel was designed to convey a message that a military strike remains an option, he said before landing in Tel Aviv: "I don't think there's any question that's another very clear signal to Iran."