AL-QUDS (Dispatches) – The Commander of the U.S. Forces in Europe Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti has underlined the U.S.’ support for the Zionist regime in case of war in a joint large-scale military exercise in the regime.
The remark was made during a meeting between Scaparrotti and the occupying regime’s Chief of General Staff, Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, at the military's headquarters in Tel Aviv.
"The U.S. is deeply committed to the defense of Israel," Scaparrotti said, according to a statement released by the regime’s military's spokesperson unit.
"We will continue to work alongside the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) to promote stability throughout the region, not only for the purposes of this exercise, but in the event of any real-world contingency," he said.
Eizenkot said Scaparrotti's visit, part of the "Juniper Cobra 2018" joint drill, "proves once again the commitment of the United States to the security of the State of Israel."
The month-long exercise is the ninth time that the militaries of the two close allies have trained together in the biennial Juniper Cobra exercise.
"This training is intended to improve our ability to defend against missile and rocket threats and to advance the capabilities of both forces against various threats," Eizenkot said.
The exercise was launched last Sunday.