As U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan prepares for his trip this week to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a senior Biden administration official said on Monday that talks in Jerusalem will center around developing a plan on Iran for the near-term.
“We will talk about where we see the state of Iran’s nuclear program and some of the timelines,” the official said. “It will be a good opportunity to sit down face-to-face and talk about the state of the talks, the time frame in which we are working.”
He added, “This is a very serious situation. It’s something that both we and [the] Israelis very much agree on and we’ll talk about where we are in the coming weeks. We don’t have much time.”
American and Israeli officials met earlier this month in Washington, reportedly in part to discuss the potential for cooperating on military exercises to prepare for a potential strike on Iranian nuclear facilities. The New York Times reported last week that the White House has reviewed military options to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.