RAMALLAH, PALESTINE: US National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Thursday.
President Abbas urged the US administration to intervene to stop the far-right Israeli government’s extremist measures and racist agenda before it is too late, according to WAFA News Agency.
Earlier, Sullivan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed their efforts to stop the Iranian nuclear program.
According to a statement by Netanyahu’s office, Sullivan assured Netanyahu that “US President Joe Biden is committed to preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.”
“I have known President Biden for 40 years as a great friend of Israel and I know how much he trusts you in matters of national security,” Netanyahu told Sullivan.
On the Palestinian issue, Netanyahu said the Palestinian moves at the UN and the International Criminal Court are “a direct attack” against Israel.
The Israeli government on Jan. 6 imposed a package of sanctions against the Palestinians in response to their moves in the UN General Assembly against Israel, including deductions from the Palestinian taxes.
Sullivan, who arrived late on Wednesday in Israel met with top Israeli officials, including Foreign Minister Eli Cohen and Israel’s spy agency (Mossad) chief David Barnea.