Russia, Israel Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday discussed over the phone a range of issues, including ongoing Vienna talks to review the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The two leaders held detailed discussions on regional security issues, and agreed on continued close cooperation in this area, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement

During the talks, Bennett emphasized on the importance of a strong stance against Iran’s progress in the nuclear talks, the statement added.

Recently, Bennett said that Israel would not be bound by any nuclear deal with Iran, and would continue to consider itself free to act.

This comes as the eighth round of marathon talks between Iran and the P4+1 (Russia, China, France, UK and Germany) to revive the nuclear deal resumed in the Austrian capital on Dec. 27, 2021.

On Monday, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman expressed hope efforts by all parties to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers had resulted in good progress during the Vienna talks.

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