The Secretary of the United States Department of State, Antony Blinken, spoke this Sunday with his British counterpart, David Cameron, about the current negotiations between Israel and the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) to achieve a “safe” release of the hostages. and to increase the delivery of humanitarian aid.
“(Cameron) has briefed Secretary Blinken on his meetings in Israel and the West Bank, and they have discussed ongoing efforts to secure the release of all hostages and achieve a humanitarian pause that would allow for greater delivery of humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza,” reads a statement released by State Department spokesman Matthew Miller.
In addition, they have also addressed the issue of security in the Red Sea, where the Yemeni Houthi rebels launch “illegal and reckless” attacks against ships that they consider related to Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom as a measure of support for the Palestinian cause, and that Washington and London have responded with bombings against insurgent positions.
Regarding Ukraine, both have committed to continuing to firmly support Kiev, which is awaiting the approval of a new military aid package by the United States.
Finally, Blinken congratulated Cameron on the “successful agreement” reached in Northern Ireland, which has led to the recovery of autonomous institutions after a coalition government pact between the Irish nationalist Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). .