US national security adviser meets Gallant in DC, conveys ‘Biden’s iron-clad support’

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

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan says he held a “constructive discussion on how best to ensure Hamas’s lasting defeat in Gaza,” earlier today with visiting Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

“I conveyed President Biden’s iron-clad support for Israel’s security and defense against all threats, including Iran,” Sullivan posts on X, formerly Twitter, as the Biden administration apparently seeks to calm tensions with Israel that seemed to reach a new low after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to send a delegation to Washington after the US allowed a Security Council resolution demanding an immediate ceasefire and hostage release earlier today.

“I welcomed Yoav’s commitment to take additional steps to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza,” Sullivan adds, noting that he was pleased to host Gallant.

Most Popular