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Yair Lapid

Lapid: US Adopted Israeli Stances in Iran Response

The US adopted some of Israel’s points opposing Iran’s latest demands in nuclear talks, Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Thursday, August 25, the day after Washington submitted its response to the most recent draft of the deal.

“This is a bad deal... The Americans accepted a large part of what we wanted them to put into the draft and that is a welcome change,” Lapid said at a Yesh Atid faction meeting. “The dialogue with them is good and we will continue.”

In response to a question about opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s criticism that the government is not being aggressive enough in its opposition to the Iran deal, Lapid said, “We are working with the US administration in the right way, with patience and determination, and bringing results.”

The prime minister also attributed Israel’s success in influencing the American position to National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata’s “intensive talks” in Washington this week, including with his counterpart, Jake Sullivan, and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. (JPost / VFI News)

“God, we thank you for giving us strong diplomatic relations, dependable allies, and for making our word respected worldwide.”