For the first time, an Israeli envoy to Iran nuclear negotiations

On Tuesday, the Russian envoy to the Vienna talks on Iran’s nuclear, Mikhail Ulyanov, announced that he would receive his Israeli counterpart, to discuss issues related to the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The reception of the Israeli envoy in Vienna comes after the negotiations on reviving the nuclear agreement reached a critical stage.

Israeli media reported that the envoy is the head of the strategic department in the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Joshua Zarka.

An Israeli official told the American “Axios” website, that the Israeli envoy met with all the negotiators, except for the Iranians.

Israel fears that Western countries seeking to reach an agreement may be forced, under the pressure of time, to make “last-minute” concessions to Tehran, which would make the nuclear agreement “worse than it was in 2015,” according to the Israeli point of view.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that his country was keen to reach a good agreement in Vienna as soon as possible, but stressed the need for this agreement to be within the framework of his country’s national interests.

The United States and its negotiating allies say that if a deal is not reached soon, Iran’s recent nuclear progress will render the 2015 deal ineffective.

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