US President Joe Biden and the Prime Minister of Israel Yair Lapid made a united public statement on Thursday: they will not allow Iran to become a nuclear power.

Both believe diplomacy stayed the best route to prevent the country and its people from securing a nuke, despite Israeli disapproval of an agreement with the Islamic Republic. Biden made these statements in response to questions about whether or not the United States would allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon.

During a joint news conference with the Israeli leader after a one-on-one discussion, President Biden indicated that he still intends to give diplomacy a shot. A few moments before, Lapid argued that discourse would not block Tehran’s ambitions to develop nuclear weapons.

At a press conference held in Jerusalem, President Joe Biden, standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid, stated, “This is a vital security interest to both Israel and the United States, and I would add for the rest of the world as well.”