Ambassador Oren welcomes Hagel nomination

US Ambassador to the US Michael Oren welcomed Chuck Hagel's nomination as the defense secretary.


Oren said that Israel is looking forward to working closely with Hagel and expressed confidence that defense relations between Israel and the US will remain excellent. Both the White and outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta issued statements congratulating Hagel on the nomination. (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)