US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan pushed the Biden administration’s desire to see “immediate humanitarian aid” reach the people of Gaza during his meeting with Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Washington, the White House says.
“Sullivan reaffirmed President Biden’s unwavering support for Israel’s right to defend itself and commitment to strengthening all aspects of the US-Israel security partnership, including support for the Iron Dome System,” according to a statement from a spokesperson for the US National Security Council.
During the meeting, Gantz and Sullivan “discussed their common interest in steps to enhance stability, peace, and security, not just for Israelis and Palestinians, but across the entire region,” the statement says.
“They shared their concerns about the threat posed by Iran’s aggressive behavior in the Middle East and expressed their determination to counter these threats.”
“They agreed that the United States and Israel would remain closely engaged in the weeks ahead to advance their strategic priorities in the region,” the statement adds.