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Israeli officials hold talks in Vienna alongside nuclear negotiations

A general view of Palais Coburg, the site of a meeting where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, on February 8, 2022. (Lisa Leutner/AP)
A general view of Palais Coburg, the site of a meeting where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, on February 8, 2022. (Lisa Leutner/AP)

Israel sends a delegation to take part in the talks in Vienna over Iran’s nuclear program.

The delegation is headed by Joshua Zarka, the deputy director general for strategic Affairs at the Foreign Ministry.

The Israeli officials meet with Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s representative to the talks. Ulyanov tweets that he met with “Israeli colleagues from the capital and their Permanent Mission in Vienna” to discuss issues related to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

“Thank you for a frank and important discussion,” Zarka tweets at Ulyanov.

The delegation is reportedly also slated to meet with US officials taking part indirectly in the negotiations. Zarka met yesterday with Rafael Grossi, the director-general of the IAEA.

Iranian state media Nour News tweets that “the overt and unexpected presence of the Zionists in Vienna is undoubtedly a deterrent to progress in the current sensitive situation.”

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