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|A $10bn arms deal is under discussion between the United States and its Arab and Israeli allies that will send a 'very clear signal' to Iran, Chuck Hagel, the US defence secretary, has said. Hagel, who is on his first visit to Israel as Pentagon chief, said on Sunday the US is committed to providing Israel's military with an advantage. 'The bottom line is that Iran is a threat, a real threat,' Hagel said. 'The Iranians must be prevented from developing that capacity to build a nuclear weapon and deliver it.'|
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