The U.S. and Israel will hold its first virtual strategic consultative group meeting on Thursday, March 11, the White House announced on Wednesday.
The meeting will be led by White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat, and will focus on regional issues.
Meanwhile, the U.S. envoy to Iran Robert Malley told Axios that both Washington and Yerushalayim are making efforts to prevent a repeat of the public discord between the countries’ leaderships ahead of the signing of the 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran.
Malley said, “We don’t always agree, but the talks are extremely open and positive. While we may have different interpretations and views as to what happened in 2015–2016, neither of us wishes to repeat it.”
Unnamed Israeli officials were quoted saying that Thursday’s virtual sit-down will be focused on providing American officials with their latest intelligence on Iran’s nuclear program.
Updated Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 3:52 pm .