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Biden Meets Israel’s Leaders With Focus on Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

By Andrew Restuccia, Catherine Lucey

14 Jul 2022 · 5 min read

US President Joe Biden met with Israel's caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid to sign a joint declaration and pledge to not let Iran develop nuclear arms.

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President Biden is meeting with top Israeli officials on Thursday to discuss regional security amid efforts to contain an increasingly assertive Iran, as his first presidential trip to the Middle East gets under way.

Iran has emerged as a central theme of Mr. Biden’s four-day trip, which also includes a stop in Saudi Arabia where he will meet with Arab leaders. Israel and Arab countries have been working more closely to counter Tehran. In turn, the U.S. has sought to encourage a deepening of regional alliances that could help contain Iran and allow Washington to focus on other regions, in particular China.

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