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November 21, 2013 9:11 am

Dermer: No Crisis in Israel-U.S. Relations

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Ron Dermer. Photo: Miriam Alster/Flash90.

JPost –  Israel’s new ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, defended US President Barack Obama Wednesday night in a closed-door session with a bipartisan group of thirty congressmen, insisting that the current rift between Israel and the US over Iran’s nuclear program does not amount to a crisis in relations.

Dermer, a confidante of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and a former Republican strategist, said the US diplomatic corps had kept the Israeli government fully apprised throughout negotiations in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1 powers — the US, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany— over the Islamic Republic’s uranium enrichment and plutonium facilities.

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