US official conveys Biden’s ‘unwavering support for Israel’s security’

In a call with his Israeli counterpart, Jake Sullivan, US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, conveyed Biden’s “unwavering support for Israel’s security” amid the recent escalation.

“He also conveyed the United States’ encouragement of steps toward restoring a sustainable calm,” National Security Council Spokeswoman Emily Horne said in a statement.

Sullivan also spoke to the Egyptian government about the situation in Gaza and Jerusalem, the statement said. “They discussed steps to restore calm over the coming days and agreed to stay in close touch.”

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