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 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reiterated Washington’s “iron-clad” commitment to Israel’s security in a speech on Monday to the pro-Israel lobby group AIPAC.

In his remarks, Blinken also warned that moves toward annexation of the Israeli-occupied West Bank or that disrupt the status quo at holy sites damage prospects for a two-state solution.

(Reporting by Simon Lewis and Doina Chiacu; editing by Rami Ayyub)