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Pentagon chief stresses Israel's right to hit Iran

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, stands next to Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon as he looks at pictures of Jews killed in the Holocaust during a Sunday visit to the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel held out hope Sunday for a nonmilitary way to ending the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, but he also emphasized Washington's willingness to let Israel decide whether and when it might strike Tehran in self-defense.
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