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Biden’s Top Security Advisor Tells Israeli Counterpart He Aims to Build on Accords

January 26, 2021

by: JNS

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US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 | The new US national security advisor, Jake Sullivan, talked on the phone with his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat, on Saturday, according to the National Security Council.

Sullivan “reaffirmed President [Joe] Biden’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and expressed appreciation for Ben-Shabbat’s contributions to our bilateral partnership,” according to NSC spokesperson Emily Horne.

The two discussed opportunities “to enhance the partnership over the coming months, including by building on the success of Israel’s normalization arrangements [Abhraham Accords] with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco,” according to Horne.

Sullivan also “confirmed the United States will closely consult with Israel on all matters of regional security” and “extended an invitation to begin a strategic dialogue in the near term to continue substantive discussions,” according to Horne.

Posted on January 26, 2021

Source: (This article was originally published by JNS on January 25, 2021. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)

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