ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 149

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Senior Biden official heads to region as US works to prevent Gaza war from spreading

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Barbara Leaf, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, speaks to reporters at a media roundtable in Kuwait City on October 19, 2022. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)
Barbara Leaf, US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, speaks to reporters at a media roundtable in Kuwait City on October 19, 2022. (YASSER AL-ZAYYAT / AFP)

US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf has departed for the Mideast for meetings with regional leaders aimed at preventing the Gaza war from spreading to additional fronts, the State Department says.

Leaf’s first stop will be the United Arab Emirates, after which she will continue to Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Jordan and Israel.

Additional stops may be added, the State Department says.

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