The US is working on “a rapprochement between Israel and Saudi Arabia”.

Jack Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia this weekend for talks with Saudi leaders

US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan said, “The United States is working to reach a default agreement between Israel and Saudi Arabia”. He said he spoke via video conference with his Israeli counterpart, Tsachi Hanekbi, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Speaking about the Iranian nuclear issue, Sullivan said, “The United States will take steps to ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons.” However, he clarified that the US administration is still interested in a “diplomatic solution”. Finally asked when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be invited to the White House, he replied: “We will announce when we have a visit, we will announce it”.

Gobi Gideon/GPOJack Sullivan and Benjamin Netanyahu

Jack Sullivan will travel to Saudi Arabia this weekend, where he will hold talks with Saudi leaders, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as Indian and Emirati officials, he announced Thursday as part of a speech on US strategy in the Middle East.

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AP Photo/Susan WalshUS President Joe Biden

“My Emirati and Indian colleagues will also come to Arabia for a meeting so that we can discuss new areas of cooperation between New Delhi and the Gulf, the US and other regions,” Mr. Sullivan. He said the situation in Yemen would occupy a “significant” part of the weekend’s discussions.

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Bandar Al-Jalot / Saudi Royal Palace / AFPMohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

Jake Sullivan, adviser on foreign policy to the US president, has also reviewed files on the Middle East, from Iran to Syria and Iraq, through the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “Our commitment to the Middle East is unwavering,” he said. He reaffirmed that Washington would do everything to prevent Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

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