[Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: William J. Clinton (1998, Book II)]
[October 31, 1998]
[Page 1940]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov]

Joint Statement of the President of the United States and the Prime 
Minister of Israel
October 31, 1998

    On October 31, 1998, President Clinton and Prime Minister Netanyahu 
concluded a Memorandum of Agreement on the potential threat to Israel 
posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass 
destruction in the region. This subject has been of great concern to 
both governments for some time, and the Memorandum of Agreement 
establishes a new mechanism for enhancing their cooperation in dealing 
with this potential threat. Pursuant to the Memorandum of Agreement, a 
joint strategic planning committee will be established to formulate 
recommendations on upgrading the framework of U.S.-Israeli strategic and 
military relationships, as well as technological cooperation.

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