Published On: Mon, Jun 28th, 2021

Israel Tells US It Has Serious Reservations About Iran Nuclear Deal

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ROME—Israel has serious reservations about the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, new Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid told his U.S. counterpart. In their first face-to-face meeting since Israel’s new government was sworn in two weeks ago, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Lapid had a very positive and warm discussion, according to U.S. officials. The main topics of their conversation were the nuclear deal and Israel’s normalization accords with Gulf Arab states, as well as humanitarian aid to Gaza and the status of East Jerusalem—a topic that helped fuel the latest wave of violence between the Israelis and Palestinians in May. “Israel has some serious reservations about the Iran nuclear deal that is being put together in Vienna. We believe the way to discuss those disagreements is through direct and professional conversations, not in press conferences,” Lapid said in brief remarks ahead of the meeting in Rome. Iran …

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