Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Lapid talks to outgoing British PM Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Yair Lapid speaks with outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Prime Minister’s Office says their conversation was “friendly and warm.” Lapid thanks Johnson for his longtime support of Israel and wishes him luck in the future.
They also spoke about strengthening ties between Israel and the UK in a variety of areas, as well as the threat posed by Iran. According to the PMO, Lapid stresses that pressure and a credible military threat must be placed on Iran to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Johnson is slated to be replaced as prime minister following the selection of a new Conservative party chief in September: the field has been narrowed to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss.