“The strike was limited but showed we would use force and clearly could do much more,” said Dennis Ross, “we will see if the Iranians get the message.”
The strikes appeared to be limited in scope, potentially lowering the risk of escalation.
President Joe Biden earlier this month reversed a policy put in place by former Republican President Donald Trump that allowed US authorities to rapidly expel migrant children.
"Our administration is focused on recalibrating the relationship," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told a briefing.
The Justice Department's mission to enforce the 1957 Civil Rights Act "remains urgent because we do not yet have equal justice," said Garland, whose confirmation hearing is scheduled to begin Monday.
Biden has a full load of issues, problems and leftover Trump detritus to deal with.
Biden has called leaders of countries around the world since becoming president, but none in the Middle East.
Psaki also noted that Biden “values foreign policy experience,” and when asked about the time-frame for naming ambassadors, she would not commit when the process could start.
The previous two presidents, Barack Obama and Donald Trump, gave Israel an inordinate amount of attention, in different ways.
Many steps can be taken by the Biden administration that would greatly enhance their likelihood of reestablishing ties with the Palestinian Authority.