Iran top item at U.S.-Israel dialogue


Israeli and U.S. officials held strategic discussions on Iran.

Shaul Mofaz, the Israeli transportation minister who is vying to succeed Ehud Olmert as prime minister, and William Burns, the U.S. undersecretary of state, met Thursday for the strategic dialogue, which is held every three months.

The goal of the dialogue is to “expand cooperation on regional threats,” a statement issued jointly by the Israeli Embassy and the U.S. State Department said. “The United States and Israel share deep concern about Iran’s nuclear program, and the two delegations discussed steps to strengthen diplomatic efforts and financial measures to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapons capability. We also reaffirmed our strong mutual determination to counter Iran’s support for terrorism.”

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