Top US diplomats are scrambling to simmer tensions in the Middle East amid recent violent attacks in Jerusalem. During a press conference Monday, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said several officials contacted their counterparts in Israel, Palestine and other Arab countries to make sure there is no escalation.
Multiple people were injured during a shooting in Tel Aviv, Israel. At least two people were shot and killed with several others wounded in an attack Thursday, where a suspected Arab gunman allegedly entered a pub and opened fire.
The U.S. State Department is revamping its calls to stomp Iran’s nuclear ambitions. On Sunday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with top diplomats from Israel, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain and Morocco in Jerusalem to discuss the threat posed by Iran’s growing power.
President Joe Biden has come under immense scrutiny by Republicans in the upper chamber, over his diplomatic efforts with Iran. On Monday, all but one GOP senator sent a letter to Biden urging him to stop trying to ink a deal with the Iranian regime to revive the controversial 2015 nuclear deal.