Trump Says He Discussed Mutual Defense Treaty With Israeli PM

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Trump Says He Discussed Mutual Defense Treaty With Israeli PM
​President Donald Trump has spoken with Israel's Prime Minister about the possibility of the two countries entering into a Mutual Defense Treaty.
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President Donald Trump says he's spoken with Israel's prime minister about the two countries entering into a mutual defense treaty.

In a tweet, President Trump said he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed a potential defense agreement to "further anchor the tremendous alliance between [the] two countries."

This wouldn't be the first mutual defense treaty the U.S. has signed. In 1951, the U.S. and the Philippines signed a treaty that stipulated that the two countries would both commit to resolve international disputes peacefully, develop separate and joint programs to resist attacks, and consult with each other if either is under attack in the Pacific.

President Trump says he expects to continue a dialogue with Israel over the potential treaty "after the Israeli Elections when we meet at the United Nations later this month."