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Netanyahu said forming team for talks with Biden on Iranian nuclear program

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is assembling a team to strategize for the first talks with the Biden administration on Iran’s nuclear program, according to a Wednesday report.

The team will include officials representing national security, the Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, military, Mossad spy agency and Atomic Energy Commission, Walla news reported, citing unnamed sources in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Netanyahu is considering appointing a senior official to head the team and to serve as an envoy in talks with the US on the Iranian nuclear program, the report said.

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A possible candidate to head the team is Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, the report said. Cohen is reportedly in Washington this week but has not met with officials from the Biden team.

Outgoing Israeli envoy to the US Ron Dermer is another candidate, Walla reported.

US President-elect Joe Biden is expected to take a more conciliatory approach to Iran than the Trump administration and has said that if Iran returns to the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement, he too would rejoin, removing the crushing economic sanctions that have wreaked havoc on the Iranian economy over the past two years. US President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at........

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