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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Israeli Foreign Minister Cohen

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen to discuss U.S. support for Israel as it defends itself against Hamas’ terrorist attacks.

The Secretary reiterated U.S. condolences to the people of Israel and all those impacted by Hamas’ violence and reaffirmed our efforts to secure the immediate release of all hostages.

FM Cohen greeted the Secretary of State and spoke with him about the importance of the joint fight against the Iranian nuclear program and promoting the designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization. The ministers also talked about expanding the Abraham Accords to other Arab and Muslim countries.

FM Cohen thanked the Secretary of State for the condemnation he issued against the terror attacks in Jerusalem over the weekend, and emphasized the importance of the alliance between the State of Israel and the United States.

FM Cohen: “The alliance between Israel and the United States serves as a pillar of our national security and foreign relations. The Secretary of State’s visit to Israel is an important and significant signal of friendship. I thank the Secretary of State for the commitment of the US to regional stability, for his unequivocal condemnation against terrorism he voiced immediately upon his arrival to Israel, for the United States’ willingness to carry on leading and expanding the Abraham Accords, and for its continued determination to prevent the Iranian regime from supporting terror and developing nuclear weapons”.

Source : The United States Government