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Netanyahu talks to recovering Sen. Mark Kirk

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who is recovering from a stroke.

"The two discussed issues related to Iran and the urgent need for tougher sanctions," said a statement Monday from the office of Kirk (R-Ill.), who helped shape the most recent sanctions targeting Iran’s finance and energy sectors. 

"They agreed to remain in close contact on issues of mutual concern," the statement said.

Kirk suffered a stroke in January.

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