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US national security adviser vows ‘unwavering commitment to Israel’s security’

US President-elect Joe Biden's national security adviser nominee Jake Sullivan speaks at The Queen theater, November 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
US President-elect Joe Biden's national security adviser nominee Jake Sullivan speaks at The Queen theater, November 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware. (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, speaks with his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat and affirms the new administration’s “unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” the US National Security Council says in a statement.

Sullivan also “expressed appreciation for Ben Shabbat’s contributions to our bilateral partnership,” according to the statement.

“They discussed opportunities to enhance the partnership over the coming months, including by building on the success of Israel’s normalization arrangements with UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco,” it adds.

“Mr. Sullivan confirmed the United States will closely consult with Israel on all matters of regional security. He also extended an invitation to begin a strategic dialogue in the near term to continue substantive discussions.”

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