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US President Biden postpones first meeting with Israel’s Bennett after Kabul attacks

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US President Joe Biden rescheduled his first meeting with Israel’s prime minister on Thursday due to the bombings that rocked Afghanistan’s Kabul and wounded several US troops.

The White House made the announcement shortly before their meeting was to take place at 11:30AM EST. An administration official later said the meeting would be held on Friday.

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Israel’s Naftali Bennett is in Washington for his first official visit since becoming prime minister. It will be his first meeting with Biden.

On Wednesday, the Israeli official met with the top US diplomat, secretary of defense and Biden’s national security advisor.

US officials said they were looking forward to Biden’s meeting with Bennett, which is expected to discuss Iran and the nuclear deal.

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