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Senior Israeli officials meet Blinken, Sullivan after Strategic Dialogue Forum cancellation

June 21, 2024 at 10:44 am

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington DC, United States on May 21, 2024 [Mostafa Bassim – Anadolu Agency]

Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs Ron Dermer and National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi met on Thursday at the White House with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Ma’an News Agency reported.

No Israeli military or security personnel participated in these meetings.

The discussions took place following the cancellation of the Forum of Strategic Dialogue, originally scheduled for Thursday. This cancellation was prompted by the President Joe Biden administration’s anger over a video released by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he accused the US of delaying weapons shipments.

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