WORLD Israeli PM, Biden hold first talk by phone

WORLD

Israeli PM, Biden hold first talk by phone

Xinhua

06:45, February 18, 2021

JERUSALEM, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Joe Biden held on Wednesday their first talk over the phone, the Prime Minister's office said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gives a statement during a televised press conference at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, Dec. 22, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

"The conversation was very warm and friendly and lasted about an hour," Netanyahu's office said in a statement.

The two leaders discussed Iran and other regional issues, including Israel's newly-signed normalization deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.

The talk came about a month after Biden's inauguration.

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