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As Iran Deal Takes Shape, Israel Plays Up Regional Common Ground

19 17.06.2015 Инфо

With a deal on Iran's nuclear program drawing near, Israel is beginning to look at what comes afterwards and how best to position itself for the longer term.
Publicly, Israeli officials have not given up trying to influence what appear to be the closing stages of negotiations as the end of June deadline approaches.
Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lead official on the issue. The official told Reuters that even parts of the deal that had looked completed were showing signs of falling apart, suggesting the US needed to take a harder stance on inspections.
But away from the nitty-gritty of the negotiating table, Israeli officials broadly accept that a deal will be done. They have begun examining how to align themselves to ensure Israel's interests are best protected if sanctions on Iran are lifted.