“We talked to them about timetables,” he added in a phone interview with Reuters largely devoted to Ukraine’s defense file.
He continued, “I don’t want to share that because Israel has already sent the location of its ground operation specifically and I don’t want to be the one to publish the timelines.”
“I will just say that we’ve talked to them about what they’re thinking about in terms of duration and how that fits into a long-term strategy to address this issue that goes beyond just military means,” Sullivan explained.
The White House National Security Advisor’s speech comes at a time when media reports stated that the administration of US President Joe Biden is seeking to end the major military operations carried out by the Israeli army in Gaza, at the beginning of next year.
According to the American Al-Monitor website, the beginning of 2024 “is not a deadline, but a goal.”
He pointed to the growing disagreement between the United States and Israel regarding the timetable for the Gaza war, as sources said that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken conveyed a different timetable than what Israel was considering to end this war.
An Israeli diplomatic source also added, “The gap between us and the Americans ranges between 3 weeks and a month, which cannot be resolved.”
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