Gallant meets with top Biden administration official

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (L) meets with White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk in New York on August 29, 2023. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (L) meets with White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk in New York on August 29, 2023. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant meets with a top representative of the Biden administration in New York City.

Gallant held a meeting with White House Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Brett McGurk during which he raised the importance of expanding the Abraham Accords to include additional partners in the region, his office says.

He also thanked him for his efforts so far in achieving this goal.

Discussions also focused on the Iran threat and preserving Israel’s military superiority in the region.

Earlier, Gallant met with US Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf and US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield.

The meetings took place in New York as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is widely understood to be barring ministers from high-level meetings in Washington, DC, as the premier waits to be invited to meet with US President Joe Biden.

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