U.S. representative in Iranian talks arrives in Israel


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The top U.S. negotiator in international talks with Iran arrived in Israel to brief the country’s leaders.

Wendy Sherman, the under secretary of state for political affairs, arrived in Israel last Friday to "reaffirm our unshakeable commitment to Israel’s security," according to a department statement, The Associated Press reported.

The visit comes after Iran and six world powers, including the U.S., met in Baghdad this week to discuss halting Iran’s nuclear program.

Israel has consistently criticized Iran for stalling in the talks, which Jerusalem believes is buying more time for Iran’s clandestine nuclear weapons program.

The next round of talks will be held June 17-19 in Moscow.

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