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CIA chief set to arrive Tuesday in Israel for talks focused on Iran

CIA Director William Burns speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)
CIA Director William Burns speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 15, 2021. (Al Drago/Pool via AP)

CIA chief William Burns will arrive in Israel tomorrow for talks expected to focus on Iran, according to Hebrew media reports.

Unnamed Israeli officials tell the Walla news site that Burns is set to meet with Mossad chief David Barnea, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, and other security and intelligence officials.

The officials say the talks will concentrate on Iran’s nuclear program and regional activities, with Israel wanting to know the Biden administration’s stance toward new Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.

The news site says Burns is also expected to visit Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority is based.

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