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Bennett said to vow he won’t campaign publicly against US return to Iran nuclear deal

US President Joe Biden meets with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House, on August 27, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images/AFP)
US President Joe Biden meets with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in the Oval Office at the White House, on August 27, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Sarahbeth Maney-Pool/Getty Images/AFP)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett pledged to US President Joe Biden that despite opposing the US potentially rejoining the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, he will not wage a public campaign against a possible American return to the accord, the Walla news site reports.

Citing two American sources familiar with the details of Bennett and Biden’s meeting yesterday at the White House, the news site says that the premier stressed the same point in his sit-downs with US Secretary of State Antony Blinen and US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.

According to the sources, Bennett said that he believes dialogue will lead to a better outcome and that the White House was very appreciate of his stance on the matter, with many administration officials having served under former US president Barack Obama when he clashed with then-prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the deal.

“Even though there are disagreements, I want us to work according to rules of honesty and decency,” Bennett told Biden, according to an Israeli source quoted in the report.

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