Dr Mike Evans

Prime Minister Netanyahu meets with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

The two leaders discussed efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear efforts and highlighted the strong alliance between the U.S. and Israel.

“I’ve known President Biden for 40 years as a great friend of Israel, and I know how much he trusts you in the matters of national security. And you should know that we see you as a trusted partner in matters of our shared security and of course, advancing peace,” Netanyahu told Sullivan.

“I look forward to our discussion. I just put a little on the plate for one discussion, but I don’t think we’re exaggerating that. The more we work together, the more we can realize the vast potential for our people, the region and the entire world,” he added.

Netanyahu also expressed his gratitude for President Joe Biden’s commitment that Iran will not obtain nuclear weapons.

The two leaders discussed the next steps to deepen the Abraham Accords and expand the circle of peace, with emphasis on a breakthrough regarding Saudi Arabia.

Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that the latest Palestinian moves in the international arena are an attack on Israel and oblige us to respond.

National Security Adviser and National Security Council Director Hanegbi and Sullivan also held their first working meeting earlier Wednesday. The two leaders agreed on the continuation of the dialogue between the Israeli and U.S. strategic cooperation agencies and discussed the continuation of the bilateral strategic technological cooperation.

Mossad Director David Barnea also met with Sullivan during his time in Israel on Wednesday. They discussed their countries’ strategic challenges and the great importance of continued cooperation between U.S. and Israeli security agencies in dealing with them.