The US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, today in Cairo, called on Israelis and Palestinians to "calm" and to favor a "de-escalation" of the conflict in the Middle East.
"We have agreed that
Iran will never acquire nuclear weapons
," Blinken said at the end of his meeting with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu.
On the Palestinian issue, Blinken reiterated that the US "remains committed to the vision of two states and now it is urgent to adopt measures for a de-escalation between Israelis and Palestinians".
Blinken then said that on the Esplanade of the Mosques "the current status quo must remain".
"The partnership with Cairo is important for the stability of the region and the world," the US secretary of state earlier said at a joint news conference in the Egyptian capital with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukri, who said that "we are working to contain the latest developments in the occupied territories".
"We place great hopes in joint cooperation between Egypt and the United States to achieve stability in the Middle East", Shoukry said again, confirming that in today's meeting "we examined the Palestinian question and the attempts to stem the escalation".
"We talked about the situation in Libya, Sudan and the Ethiopian renaissance dam", said the head of Egyptian diplomacy again.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi discusses ways to reduce the escalation between Palestinians and Israelis with the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken: writes this in a superimposition on the Egyptian public news channel Nile News without providing any other details. Blinken he arrived in Egypt yesterday, from where he begins a diplomatic tour of the Middle East at a time when Israeli-Palestinian tension is very high. The mission will also take him to Jerusalem today and Ramallah tomorrow. In addition to Sisi, it was expected that the chief of US diplomacy also sees its Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukri, in Cairo.Egypt is a historic mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.