Deputy Secretary Sherman Conveys US Commitment to Israel’s Security and Calls for Ceasefire
Washington D.C. – In a phone call today, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman reaffirmed the United States’ unwavering support for Israel’s security and expressed condolences for the loss of an Israeli citizen in recent rocket attacks. Spokesperson Matthew Miller issued a statement regarding the call between Deputy Secretary Sherman and Israeli Minister for Strategic Affairs, Ron Dermer.
During the conversation, Deputy Secretary Sherman strongly condemned the indiscriminate rocket attacks launched by Gaza-based terrorist groups into Israel. These attacks pose a threat to the well-being of both Israelis and Palestinians and are a clear violation of the principles of peace and stability in the region. The Deputy Secretary stressed that the safety and security of both Israelis and Palestinians are of equal importance and expressed deep regret for the civilian casualties on both sides.
Highlighting the urgency of the situation, Deputy Secretary Sherman emphasized the need for an immediate ceasefire agreement to prevent any further loss of civilian lives and restore calm to the region. The ongoing violence has caused immense suffering, and it is imperative to bring an end to the hostilities through diplomatic efforts.
The United States remains committed to working with Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and international partners to achieve a lasting and sustainable peace in the region. Deputy Secretary Sherman assured Minister Dermer that the United States will continue to actively engage in efforts to de-escalate the situation and promote dialogue between the parties involved.
As the situation in the Middle East continues to unfold, the United States stands ready to support all efforts aimed at finding a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The focus remains on achieving a ceasefire and laying the foundation for renewed negotiations that will lead to a just and comprehensive peace agreement.