Israel voices 'serious reservations' on Iran deal to Blinken

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New Delhi Published: Jun 27, 2021, 10:32 PM(IST)

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid meets with Secretary of State Antony Blinken (unseen) in Rome, on June 27, 2021 Photograph:( AFP )

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Israel's new Foreign MInister Yair Lapid expressed his concerns in his first meeting with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Israel's new foreign minister Yair Lapid expressed "serious reservations" over Iran nuclear deal. He voiced his concerns in his first meeting with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Though he raised concerns, he pledged a more co-operative approach.

"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 though direct and professional conversations, not in press conferences," Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said as he opened a meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Rome.

World powers are currently in talks with Iran to revive the nuclear deal it struck in 2015

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In 2015, the deal was struck but US under Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement and reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran.

The talks to revive the deal were on but have now been adjourned for respective delegations to hold consultation in respective capitals.

(With inputs from agencies)

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