Israeli PM, Biden hold first talk by phone

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Joe Biden held on Wednesday their first talk over the phone, the Prime Minister’s office said.

“The conversation was very warm and friendly and lasted about an hour,” Netanyahu’s office said in a statement.

The two leaders discussed Iran and other regional issues, including Israel’s newly-signed normalization deals with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain.

The talk came about a month after Biden’s inauguration.