A White House spokesman confirmed that US President Joe Biden called with Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday.
According to the Israeli premier’s office, the topic of their conversation was Iran’s progress toward developing a nuclear weapon.
A readout of the call would be released later. The White House representative said Al Arabiya English.
Lapid’s office said the pair spoke “at length about the negotiations on a nuclear agreement and their shared commitment to stopping Iran’s progress towards a nuclear weapon.”
On Wednesday, the White House also expressed its confidence that an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program would be reached.
“We do believe we’re closer now than we had been in certain recent weeks and months, due in large part to Iran being willing to drop some of their demands that were not related to the deal at all,” National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby told reporters during a phone call. “So, we’re cautiously optimistic that things can continue to move in the right direction.”