The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:
Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The Secretary and the President reaffirmed the close relationship between the United States and Israel, including the Administration’s unwavering support for Israel’s right to defend itself. The Secretary highlighted U.S. efforts to combat anti-Semitism wherever it manifests, including through the recent appointment of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Elan Carr. The Secretary and the President also discussed shared regional priorities, including countering the Iranian regime’s malign influence and expanding economic cooperation with Egypt, Greece, and Cyprus.