2021-March-1 17:26
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US National Security Adviser Holds First Phone Conversation with Israeli Counterpart

TEHRAN (FNA)- US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan spoke on the phone Saturday with his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat, Axios reported on Saturday, citing Israeli officials.

According to Axios, the call between Sullivan and Ben-Shabbat was mostly symbolic, to "kick off the dialogue".

This is the first official contact reported between the newly-inaugurated Joe Biden administration and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office.

“The two agreed to soon discuss many topics on the agenda, including the Iranian issue, regional matters and advancing the Abraham Accords,” The Times of Israel reported citing the office of Israeli PM.

Sullivan, who Biden picked for the post in November, has already made a series of calls to his counterparts abroad - in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan and South Korea.

Israeli media reported earlier that the Mossad chief Yossi Cohen was set to travel to the United States next month to outline his country's demands from Iran if the 2015 nuclear agreement is re-joined by the Biden administration.

The administration of former President Donald Trump withdrew from the treaty in 2018 after accusing Iran of not complying with the deal, despite international observers and the European Union claiming that Tehran was in full compliance. Washington also re-imposed sanctions on Tehran.