The Foreign Minister of Israel, Yair Lapid, has started a trip to USA this Tuesday whose first stop was a meeting with the US National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, with whom he has addressed concerns about the nuclear activities of Iran.
The head of Israeli diplomacy has shared, in this regard, “Israel’s concerns about Iran’s race toward nuclear capabilities, as well as that Iran is becoming a nuclear threshold state”, as indicated by the minister’s office in a statement collected by The Times of Israel.
Lapid and Sullivan have also addressed “The need for an alternative plan to the nuclear deal”, as well as the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip, following the recent escalation in tensions in May.
Lapid, in which is his first official visit to the country after assuming office, he is scheduled to meet with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blink, and already held a meeting with the vice president, Kamala Harris.
Lapid will be in the United States for three days, during which he will also meet with leaders of the American Jewish community and with the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Abdullah bin Zayed, as reported by the newspaper The Times of Israel.
The State Department indicated Saturday that Blinken would meet Wednesday with Lapid and Bin Zayed in separate encounters and later in a trilateral encounter.
Lapid’s trip to the United States takes place about two weeks after he became the Israeli prime minister to travel to Bahrain, following the normalization of bilateral diplomatic relations in 2020 within the framework of the ‘Accords of Abraham’.
The agreement between Israel and Bahrain to normalize relations came after the Israeli government signed a similar pact with the UAE. After that, they were joined by Sudan and Morocco.
Lapid himself recently traveled to the UAE to open the Israeli Embassy and Consulate in this country, after which he made a visit to Morocco to strengthen bilateral relations, a trip in which he also inaugurated Israel’s diplomatic mission in the African country in Rabat.
(With EP information)