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September 22, 2013 7:32 am

U.S. Seeks to Reassure Israel That it Won’t Prematurely Ease Pressure on Iran

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Times of Israel – The United States is making a behind-the-scenes effort to convince Israel it won’t fall for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive and prematurely ease pressure on Tehran on the nuclear issue, Israeli and American media reported at the weekend.

Even as President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hasan Rouhani exchanged letters and Obama indicated a readiness to engage with the new president, mulling a possible meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York next week, US administration officials were staying in close contact with their counterparts in Jerusalem on less visible diplomatic channels.

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