Jerusalem24 – The American Defense Secretary, “Lloyd Austin” arrived on Sunday to “Israel” on a working visit, which was described as a “mission” that would last for two days.
The Hebrew newspaper “Maariv” reported that the minister would meet his Israeli counterpart, Benny Gantz.
Israeli security attaches great importance to the visit, as it is the first for a US official of this level since US President “Joe Biden” took office a few months ago.
The timing of the visit, at a time when Iran began to resume uranium enrichment and the US resumption of negotiations with it to return to the nuclear agreement, makes it extremely important.
Among the issues on the table for discussion is the need for the US administration to take an offensive line toward Iran, as Israel seeks to thwart the talks to return to the nuclear agreement that begin today in Vienna.
He will discuss Israeli concerns about the Palestinian elections and the chance for Hamas to win.