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        6/12/2012, Sivan 22, 5772

      Peres, Panetta Meet in U.S.


      President Shimon Peres met with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at the Pentagon on Monday, and the two discussed issues of security and the defense relations between the U.S. and Israel.

      A statement from Peres’ office said that during the meeting, Peres stressed the importance of preventing Iran's nuclear program and Panetta said that “the military cooperation between Israel and the U.S. is stronger and more stable than ever.”

      Panetta also congratulated Peres on his receiving the Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.