Washington 0
2 December 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. According to an Israeli readout, “the conversation focused mainly on the Iranian nuclear program… [including updates] on what was happening in the talks in Vienna between Iran and the world powers”. Bennett contended that “Iran was carrying out ‘nuclear blackmail’ as a negotiation tactic and that this must be met with an immediate cessation of negotiations and by concrete steps taken by the major powers”.

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