Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on the phone on Tuesday, according to U.S. spokesperson Matthew Miller.
Department of State. According to Miller, Blinken “reaffirmed the strength of the bilateral partnership and the U.S. commitment to Israel’s security,” and the two leaders “discussed mutual interests, including expanding Israel’s regional integration and countering threats posed by Iran.”
Blinken “reiterated continued U.S. support for policies that ensure freedom, security, and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians alike,” Miller stated.
Miller, in a different statement to the State Department on Tuesday, made reference to Blinken’s conversation with Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, on Monday.
According to the readout, the secretary of state “expressed continued concern about ongoing violence in the West Bank” and “reaffirmed U.S. support for measures to advance freedom and security and improve the standard of living for the Palestinian people.”
Blinken and Abbas, according to Miller, “discussed their support for a two-state solution and opposition to actions endangering its viability.”