got a call today from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wishing Illinois’s junior senator a speedy recovery, according to a statement from Kirk’s office.
The two spoke about Middle East issues and the urgent need for tougher sanctions to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, according to the statement. They agreed to remain in close contact on issues of mutual concern.
Earlier this month, Netanyahu publically thanked Kirk before more than 12,000 persons for his constant support of the people of Israel at the annual Policy Conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Last week, Kirk received a call from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The two of them also discussed Iran policy as well as other Senate business, according to a story in Politico.
Kirk at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago from a stroke suffered January Jan. 21.