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Top US official raised Israel normalization with Saudi crown prince — report

The American national security adviser raised the issue of normalization with Israel during a September meeting with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman, Axios reports.

Citing US and Arab sources, the website reports that bin Salman did not reject Jake Sullivan’s overtures, though he said various steps would be necessary first, including some relating to improvements to US-Saudi relations. He also stressed that such normalization would take time.

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan listens to a question during a press conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on August 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/AFP)

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