WASHINGTON (AFP) - The US government agrees that Irans nuclear ambitions pose an existential threat to Israel but that only reinforces the need for Middle East peace, a top official said Sunday. General James Jones, President Barack Obamas National Security Advisor, said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would hear the US message on the need for a two-state solution first-hand when he comes here soon. We understand Israels preoccupation with Iran as an existential threat. We agree with that, he said on ABC television. And by the same token, there are a lot of things that you can do to diminish that existential threat by working hard towards achieving a two-state solution, he said. This is a very strategic issue. Its extremely important. And were looking forward to having a good, constructive dialogue with our Israeli friends when they visit Washington in the next seven or eight days.