Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken have conferred to continue close cooperation between the two countries in order to combat threats emanating from Iran.
During the phone call on Tuesday night, both sides thanked each other for strong partnership, and discussed issues surrounding Iran. But no more details were given on the prospect of discussions.
According to a statement from Bennett’s office, Bennett emphasized that Israel-US relations should continue in their positive spirit and transcend political considerations.
“Thanks to integrity, decency, and cooperation, we had many achievements,” Bennett said.
Bennett told Blinken that he would continue to support and assist Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid upon his taking office next week.
The two sides also discussed the importance of US President Joe Biden’s visit in July as scheduled despite political turmoil in Israel.
On Monday evening, Bennett and Foreign Minister Lapid in a surprise move announced their intention to voluntarily dissolve their own coalition.
Bennett was sworn into office in June last year, replacing the premiership of Benjamin Netanyahu which had lasted over twelve years.
Blinken thanked Bennett for helping to strengthen the ties between Israel and the United States and expressed appreciation for his leadership shown during his tenure.
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