Vice President Joe Biden says the United States wants to meet with Israeli officials to ask what the country needs to protect itself as the US implements the nuclear deal with Iran. He suggested a meeting to discuss the matter has already been scheduled.
Biden spoke at a reception for Jewish leaders at his official residence. He didn’t specify when the meeting would take place or who would participate. But a senior Obama administration official says the US is discussing possible dates with Israel for a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The administration official wasn’t authorized to comment by name and requested anonymity. Obama and Netanyahu traditionally meet in September around the time of the UN General Assembly.