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05 November 1998

TEXT: CLINTON, NETANYAHU JOINT STATEMENT ON POTENTIAL THREAT TO ISRAEL

(Threat posed by proliferation of weapons of mass destruction) (200)



Washington -- Following is the text of an October 31 joint statement
of President Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
regarding the potential threat to Israel posed by the proliferation of
ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction in the region:


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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

October 31, 1998



JOINT STATEMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE PRIME
MINISTER OF ISRAEL


On October 31, 1998, President Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu
concluded a Memorandum of Agreement on the potential threat to Israel
posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass
destruction in the region. This subject has been of great concern to
both governments for some time, and the Memorandum of Agreement
establishes a new mechanism for enhancing their cooperation in dealing
with this potential threat. Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement, a
joint strategic planning committee will be established to formulate
recommendations on upgrading the framework of U.S.-Israeli strategic
and military relationships, as well as technological cooperation.


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