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Lapid speaks to British counterpart, thanks UK for ‘determined stance’ on Iran

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on November 22, 2021; and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, on October 3, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90; AP Photo/Jon Super)
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on November 22, 2021; and British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, on October 3, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90; AP Photo/Jon Super)

Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks by phone with his British counterpart, Liz Truss, thanking her for the UK’s “determined stance on the Iranian issue,” according to the Foreign Ministry.

“The two spoke about the need for determined actions by the international community in the struggle against Iranian terror and in regional stability,” reads a Foreign Ministry statement.

In a briefing last week, Lapid said the UK was an “intensive partner” as Israel presented its stance to the United Nations Security Council member states that the Iranian nuclear issue should be referred back to the UNSC from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The British government would not confirm that it played a role.

Truss is expected to visit Israel this month, on Lapid’s invitation.

UK Middle East Minister Amanda Milling is in Israel currently. She will also visit the Palestinian Authority and Jordan.

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