Netanyahu meets with top officials on Iran nuclear deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds a high-level meeting to hammer out Israel’s policy vis-a-vis the Biden administration on the Iran nuclear deal, according to Hebrew media reports.

The three-hour meeting is attended by Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi, Israeli Ambassador to the US Gilad Erdan, Intelligence Minister Eli Cohen, Mossad intelligence agency head Yossi Cohen and other officials, the reports say.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) and Mossad head Yossi Cohen during a toast for the Jewish New Year on October 2, 2017. (Haim Zach/GPO)

US President Joe Biden has expressed interest in rejoining the accord, negotiated when he was vice president in 2015. His administration has said it will consult with Israel on the issue.

The Prime Minister’s Office declines to comment on the meeting.

Lazar Berman contributed to this report.

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