Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Tuesday, April 13, 2021
US national security adviser holds Israel talks on Iran, invites Israeli counterpart
The White House says US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan took part today in a virtual meeting focusing on security issues “of vital importance to the two countries.”
“During the meeting, officials consulted in detail on opportunities to promote stability and security in the face of shared regional threats and challenges,” a statement by the NSC says.
Sullivan “reaffirmed the Biden-Harris administration’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security and to ensuring that Iran will never obtain a nuclear weapon.”
He also “warmly invited his Israeli counterpart, Meir Ben-Shabbat, to visit Washington before the end of this month for follow-up consultations.”