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Israeli envoy to discuss Iran nuke deal with US officials in Washington

In response to Geneva deal concerning Iran's nuclear program, Israel is sending an Israeli team to the United States discuss the permanent agreement with Iran.

By JC Finley
Israeli envoy to discuss Iran nuke deal with US officials in Washington
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu makes a statement to the press about Iran before meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, November 8, 2013. Netanyahu said that Israel is not obliged to any agreement between Tehran and world powers. (File/UPI/Debbie Hill) | License Photo

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that an Israeli envoy would soon meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the recently signed Iranian nuclear agreement.

Netanyahu addressed the Knesset, Israel's legislative body, on the topic of the Geneva meetings today. He mentioned that in his phone call with Obama last evening, both agreed that Israel would soon dispatch an Israeli team led by National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen to Washington "to discuss the permanent agreement with Iran."

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Netanyahu reaffirmed Israel's position regarding Iran's nuclear program, stating "That agreement must lead to one result: The dismantling of Iran's military nuclear capability."

Mark Regev, Netanyahu's spokesperson spoke recently on CNN, and tweeted Israel's commitment to ending Iran's nuclear program.

[Israeli Office of the Prime Minister] [CNN]

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