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The following is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke yesterday with UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly.  Secretary Blinken and Foreign Secretary Cleverly affirmed Israel’s right to self-defense, discussed their engagement with regional partners to prevent the spread of the conflict and secure the release of hostages.  They reiterated the need to ensure sustained delivery of humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza.

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