Iran overshadowed the Monday Oval Office meeting between the United States President Joe Biden and Israel President Reuven Rivlin. Biden told his counterpart that on his watch, Iran would never get a nuclear weapon. The U.S. president made the statement one day after he ordered airstrikes against the so-called weapons and operational storage facilities of Iranian-backed militias in Iraq and Syria.
The airstrikes occurred amid current talks in Austria between seven world powers, including Iran and the United States, to try to come to an agreement limiting the nuclear program of Iran. During his meeting with Rivlin, the U.S. president defended his attacks order for the response.
However, some representatives of the Democratic Party are not comfortable with these extensive clarifications of the war powers authority of the Constitutions, along with twenty-first-century approvals for the use of military force by Biden. Biden said during the authority under Article II of the United States Constitution; he directed airstrikes targeting the Iranian-backed militia groups responsible for the latest attacks on American personnel in Iraq. His government performed similar attacks in February.
Chris Murphy, a member of the foreign relations of the Senate, expressed deep concerns on Monday that fighting between Iranian-backed militias and the United States military is starting to look like a low-scale war. Both governments are making adjustments to their seventy-three-year-old relationship after the current changes of their particular political leaders.
Joe Biden said that he looks ahead to welcoming Naftali Bennett, the new Israeli Prime Minister, to the White House soon. Likewise, Benjamin Netanyahu enjoyed a friendly relationship with former United States President Donald Trump. Both those governments want to get back to friendly relations, and they will not reach that by not changing the status quo. The Israeli government has several contradictory ideologies to follow any one of them, and the United States shows no plan of doing anything to implement its stated intention of a two-state solution for Palestinian statehood.
This afternoon, I’ll be meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the White House. I’m looking forward to highlighting the strength of the bilateral relationship between our two nations and working together to achieve security and stability in the region.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 28, 2021
Other experts observe the present Israeli administration clearly indicating a less one-sided approach to relations with Washington than its predecessor. Furthermore, the government of Bennett viewed it as more reasonable in some respects than his predecessor, but it is not likely to take critical steps to help and current occupation and de facto occupation in the West Bank or to firmly back Palestine-Israeli peace. So, it will continue to have noteworthy differences with the United States on these critical matters.