US Congress approves US$ 225 million Fund For Israel's Iron Dome


The United States Congress approved the disbursement of funds US $ 225 million (approximately USD 2.6 trillion) to the Israeli anti-missile system, Iron Dome. This consent is given in the middle of the turmoil of the Gaza conflict continues.

House of Representatives of the United States House of Representatives approved aka the fund in a vote that was held on Friday, August 1 pm local time. In voting as reported by AFP on Saturday (08/02/2014), 395 member states agreed and only 8 members are rejected.

Earlier, the United States Senate, by unanimous vote, has agreed to fund the first five weeks before the start of Parliament during the summer recess. Now, the decision is just waiting for the release of funds President Barack Obama's signature.

Emergency spending Fund is used to re-equip the Iron Dome system with interceptor missiles. The Iron Dome system is used to destroy missiles fired by Hamas before it reaches the target group.

This fund is part of the United States government funding request of $ 3.1 billion for military assistance to Israel. The Jewish state is the US's largest foreign aid recipient in the world.

In 2013 then, Congress has approved the disbursement of US $ 235 million for Iron Dome.

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