Israel endorsed a direct overture by the United States to Iran on ending the nuclear standoff. U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in a major policy shift, said Wednesday that the United States would be willing to join European powers in negotiating with Iran if it abandons its uranium enrichment program. Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Rice had told her about the initiative beforehand.
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