Washington— White House senior adviser Jared Kushner has talked with incoming U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the Trump administration’s Mideast policies, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman told the Knesset’s foreign relations committee in a closed hearing on Monday, reported Axios.

According to the report, Friedman said Kushner briefed Sullivan two weeks ago about the Abraham Accords that normalized ties between Israel, and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, with Sudan and Morocco signing on later.

Biden has said that he would build upon the progress made under the normalization deals with Israel.

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Additionally, according to the Axios report, Friedman told the committee what Israel should expect from the incoming Biden administration such as pressing the Jewish state on West Bank settlements, resuming U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority and pressing Israel on its ties with China—an issue that the Trump administration has also done.

Friedman also said President-elect Joe Biden would likely attempt to re-enter the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, according to the report, if Iran returns to compliance, followed by negotiations addressing issues such as Iran’s ballistic-missile testing and regional aggression.

Friedman also expressed concern over the possible influence John Kerry and Susan Rice may have in the Biden administration as it pertains to Iran, even though the former U.S. secretary of state and U.S. national security advisor, respectively, will have portfolios that have little to do with Tehran, according to the Axios report. Read more at JNS