Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu emphasized the Iranian threat in Sunday’s full cabinet meeting and after congratulating Biden, said they will work together “to deal with our shared challenges, foremost of which is the Iranian threat."
Iran seeks to kill the nearly seven million Jews in Israel by developing nuclear weapons, he added.
“The inauguration was just a few days ago. With all due respect to Israel and Iran, I think he’ll deal with coronavirus first,” the current cabinet minister said.
A cabinet minister in the pro-Netanyahu bloc said on Sunday that there have not been any security cabinet meetings since the election was called on December 23, and no discussions at all of how to combat the Iranian nuclear threat with US President Joe Biden in office. A former security cabinet minister confirmed that any changes or future challenges in the Biden era did not come up.
Two of the ministers posited that Biden would not be likely to address the Iranian threat soon, because of domestic issues in the US.
Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen, who is a Netanyahu ally and is set to remain in the role until April, is expected to be the first Israeli official to meet with Biden and his choice for CIA director, William Burns, next month, Channel 12 reported. He is expected to present the latest intelligence from Israel on the Iranian nuclear threat, along with Israel’s position that any agreement with Iran must entirely stop the ayatollahs’ regime from enriching uranium, among other demands.