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Biden will speak to Netanyahu soon, White House says

Then-US vice president Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, talk before a dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, March 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Baz Ratner, Pool)
Then-US vice president Joe Biden, left, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, talk before a dinner at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem, March 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Baz Ratner, Pool)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says US President Joe Biden intends to speak soon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, more than three weeks since he took office and after already speaking to almost all other major world leaders.

“The president looks forward to speaking with Prime Minister Netanyahu,” Psaki says during a briefing. “He’s obviously someone he has a longstanding relationship with and obviously there’s an important relationship that the US has with Israel and the security front as a key partner in the region.

“He’ll be talking with him soon, I don’t have a specific date or time for you on that.”

Psaki was asked about a tweet by Israel’s former UN ambassador Danny Danon in which he urged Biden to call Netanyahu and included what he described as the phone number at Netanyahu’s office.

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