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U.S. Ambassador Downplays Reports of Linkage Between Iran and PA Talks

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel B. Shapiro. Photo: Gil Hadani/Allpix.

Times of Israel – The United States hasn’t tied progress in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks to efforts to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program, the US ambassador to Israel said Monday morning, playing down recent chatter regarding a possible “linkage” between the two diplomatic processes.

“There is no connection between these two issues,” Dan Shapiro told Army Radio. “These two issues are connected to Israel’s security, our security, and the security of the entire Middle East, for a quieter and more stable region. But we do not see in this any connection in which we are required to give in one and receive in the other.”

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