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Israeli delegation starts meetings in Washington on Iran nuclear deal

Top Israeli officials are meeting in Washington with US administration officials on the planned US return to the Iran nuclear deal.

National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan are meeting with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Channel 12 reports.

The report says US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is also slated to meet with Mossad chief Yossi Cohen.

Israeli National Security Council chairman Meir Ben-Shabbat (right), and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. (Flash90, AP)

The high-level Israeli delegation is in Washington to voice objection to the US return to the accord.

Israel is generally concerned that the US is rushing too quickly to return to the 2015 nuclear accord, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and is ignoring the concerns of Israel and other Middle Eastern countries, notably those in the Gulf.

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