Defense Minister Yoav Gallant spoke on Wednesday evening with his American counterpart, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, for the first time since taking office.
In his words to the Secretary of Defense, Gallant emphasized the importance of the special ties between Israel and the United States, which are based on shared values and interests. The Israeli defense minister also expressed his commitment to deepening military, security and technological cooperation between the two countries.
Gallant emphasized Israel's commitment to do whatever it takes to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons that threaten the State of Israel and the entire world and emphasized the need for the international community to cooperate on the issue.
This came merely a few hours after the Biden administration rejected as "false" any claims that it was engaged in talks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
"Since September especially our focus has been on standing up … for the fundamental freedoms of the Iranian people," US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.
Discussing the Abraham Accords impact
The pair discussed the impact of the Abraham Accords on security stability in the Middle East, and concluded that they will work to deepen and expand ties with other countries in the region.