The Foreign Minister began his visit to Washington with a meeting with Jake Sullivan, during which he emphasized to him that an alternative plan must be formulated to deal with Iran, unless negotiations on the nuclear agreement are resumed. Later, Lapid is expected to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris Nancy Pelosi House of RepresentativesForeign Minister Yair Lapid landed in Washington today (Tuesday), for his first visit to the United States since taking office. During the visit, he will meet, among others, with Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken and Vice President Camela Harris. Iron.Lapid had earlier met with National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan at the White House and stressed to him that an alternative plan to deal with Iran should be formulated if negotiations on the nuclear deal were not renewed. Nuclear threshold ".
The two also discussed at a meeting a program for the Gaza Strip - "Economy for Security" - presented by Lapid a few weeks ago. Prior to his meeting tonight with Vice President Harris, the Secretary of State also met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and with representatives of the leaderships of the two major parties, Democrats and Republicans. "Israel's support for Congress is bipartisan, and it will continue to be so."
Tomorrow, Lapid will hold a tripartite meeting in Washington with US Secretary of State Blinken and United States Secretary of State Abdullah Ben-Zayed. The meeting is expected to deal with cooperation between the United States, Israel and the United Arab Emirates as part of the "Abraham Accords", as well as the Iranian issue.
The tripartite working meeting is a significant move by the Biden administration in pushing for the "Abraham Acords." When the peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates was signed, one of goals was together with the United States to advance joint interests in the political, security and economic spheres.
On the issue of Iran, Israel is pressuring the Biden administration to formulate an alternative plan in case the nuclear talks are not resumed soon or if the talks are resumed but Iran does not agree to return to full implementation of the nuclear agreement. Israeli officials have said Lapid wants to make sure he conveys Israeli messages on the Iranian issue to the most senior