Israel’s Bennett Arrives in Washington, Set to Meet with Biden to Talk about Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Photo: EPA

Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Prime Minister has arrived in Washington DC in his first overseas diplomatic visit since he assumed the position, Fox News informed.

Bennett is set to meet with US President Joe Biden in order to talk about Iran in what will be a two-day visit to the White House.

The Embassy of Israel in the US posted a video on Twitter of the Prime Minister getting out of the plane clarifying that the US and Israel have no better allies than they are to each other.

Bennett assumed the Prime Minister position after he assembled a coalition government and ousted Benjamin Netanyahu over certain corruption accusations.

Bennett is set to hold meetings with senior White House officials on Wednesday, including Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State, and Lloyd Austin, the Defense Secretary. He is set to hold a meeting with President Biden on Thursday.

Bennett issued a statement saying that the meeting with President Biden would be focused on Iran’s nuclear deal, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the world economy.

Bennett is very much against a new nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers and clarified that any accord must address the regional aggression of Iran. Israel has seen a string of attacks on shipping in recent months, and it is probable that Iran was behind these attacks.

The Prime Minister vowed earlier this week that he would tell Biden that it is high time for Iranians to be contained.

Bennett also said that the nuclear accord is expired and not relevant, even to the countries and leaders who once believed that it was somehow relevant.

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