Naftali Bennett will also meet with Joe Biden on August 26.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin held a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday; the parties discussed solving security problems in the Middle East region. This is stated in the statement of the Pentagon.
“Today in Washington, [U.S.] Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to confirm his commitment to strategic partnership and joint solution of regional security problems,” the message reads.
The sides discussed a wide range of threats, including those emanating from Iran’s nuclear program and countering terrorism and naval aggression.
In addition, the First Deputy Secretary of Defense of the United States, Kathleen Hicks, met with the Director-General of the Israeli Defense Ministry, Amir Eshel. Hicks confirmed the readiness of the United States to support the restoration of the Israeli air defense system “Iron Dome.”
Israeli Prime Minister Bennett is on a visit to the United States. He is scheduled to meet with American President Joe Biden on Thursday.