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Bennett speaks with Macron about NSO scandal, Iran nuclear threat

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1, 2021. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (left) meets French President Emmanuel Macron at the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1, 2021. (Haim Zach/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett sits with French President Emmanuel Macron for a private meeting on the sidelines of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

The leaders speak about the NSO spyware scandal, after news emerged that Macron’s phone was hacked by the NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware, according to an Israeli official. They agree to continue addressing the issue in a quiet and transparent fashion.

Among other regional issues, Bennett and Macron discuss Iran’s nuclear program, and its continued enrichment of uranium.

This is the first meeting between the leaders.

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