Israel and US to cooperate in blocking Iran from obtaining nuclear weapon
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – Israel and the USA this week pledged to continue coordinating their economic, diplomatic, and military efforts to block Iran from producing nuclear weapons, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. Israeli and US defense officials have met several times since the beginning of the Biden administration to coordinate efforts in dealing with the Iranian threat.
During a meeting of the US-Israel Strategic Consultative Group (SCG) at the White House on Wednesday, Israel’s National Security Council chairman Eyal Hulata and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan focussed talks on the Iranian nuclear threat and on how best to thwart it, TOI reports.
“The officials committed to coordinate on efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and toward deterring Iran’s aggressive regional activities,” said an SCG statement issued after the meeting. “They also discussed economic and diplomatic steps to achieve these goals and reviewed ongoing cooperation between the US and Israeli militaries.”
“The US and Israeli officials committed that, working toward the same goal, they will remain in close coordination on the full range of issues of mutual interest and to remain united against all threats to their national security,” the statement added.
On Wednesday, officials were also expected to have discussed US President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel and the West Bank at the end of June, TOI said.
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