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TV: Bennett-Blinken phone call on Iran was ‘long and tough’

Unnamed sources tell Channel 12 news that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s call today with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was “long and tough,” with the Israeli leader making clear that Israel opposes the notion of a “less for less” nuclear deal with Iran.

Blinken today said he’d had “a very good” talk with Bennett, adding that “we have exactly the same strategic objectives.”

Channel 12’s reporters assert that relations with Washington are encountering something of a crisis over the Iranian issue, as evidenced by Mossad chief David Barnea’s tough remarks today on a potential “bad deal” with Tehran (see below).

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (L) meets with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the Willard Hotel in Washington on August 25, 2021. (Avi Ohayon / GPO)

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