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Israel raises concerns over Iran probe as deal looms

The Biden administration told Israel that it won’t pressure the International Atomic Energy Agency to drop its investigation into Iran’s unexplained nuclear material.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz meets with US Central Command chief Gen. Michael Kurilla at the CENTCOM headquarters in Tampa, Florida, Aug. 25, 2022.

As momentum builds toward a revived nuclear pact between Iran and world powers, Israel has privately expressed concerns to the United States about the fate of a multiyear investigation into past Iranian nuclear activity. 

After nearly a year and a half of indirect talks aimed at salvaging the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Israel has issued some of its sharpest public criticism yet of the emerging deal, which if implemented, would offer Iran sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear activities. 

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