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U.S. Defense Chief Tries to Calm Frayed Nerves on Iran Deal

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U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter arrived in Israel Sunday on a mission to reassure nervous allies and Arab partners about American resolve after agreeing to a nuclear deal with Iran.

Carter said his trip to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Jordan “comes at a very important moment because of the Iran deal,” which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned as a threat to Israel.