Readout from NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan Leading a Meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group
OCTOBER 05, 2021
STATEMENTS AND RELEASES
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan hosted Israeli National Security Advisor Dr. Eyal Hulata and a senior Israeli interagency delegation at the White House on October 5 for a meeting of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Consultative Group. The meeting was attended by senior U.S. and Israeli defense, military, intelligence, and diplomatic officials. The two sides exchanged views on the most pressing challenges impacting the security and stability of the region, and expressed their shared determination to address the threats facing Israel and regional partners. Mr. Sullivan emphasized President Biden’s fundamental commitment to Israel’s security and to ensuring that Iran never gets a nuclear weapon. Mr. Sullivan explained that this administration believes diplomacy is the best path to achieve that goal, while also noting that the President has made clear that if diplomacy fails, the United States is prepared to turn to other options. The National Security Advisors agreed to maintain an open and constructive dialogue, and to expand the close coordination between their respective interagency teams on vital issues impacting Israel’s national security and regional stability.