US President Joe Biden arrived in Israel this Wednesday (07.13.2022), in the first stage of his first tour of the Middle East in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions with Iran and oil negotiations with Saudi Arabia. Saudi.
The US presidential plane Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport, where Biden was received by Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Yair Lapid.
After Israel, the 79-year-old US president will visit Saudi Arabia on Friday.
His presidential plane will make an unprecedented direct flight between the Jewish state and the conservative Gulf kingdom, which does not recognize Israel.
But before that, Biden will meet with Israeli authorities seeking to strengthen cooperation against Iran, as well as with Palestinian leaders frustrated that Washington has not stopped Israeli aggression.
For his part, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi stated that Biden’s trip to the Middle East will not bring security to Israel, the Islamic Republic’s regional enemy.
“If the visits of US officials to countries in the region are to strengthen the position of the Zionist regime and normalize its relations with some countries, their efforts will not bring security” to Israel, Raisi said in a statement.
The United States and Israel have signed an agreement to increase their technological cooperation in different areas, such as artificial intelligence, the White House said in a statement.
The deal was announced before President Joe Biden arrived in Israel.