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US, Israel reach cooperation agreement on Iran: report

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US and Israeli officials reached a closed-door cooperation agreement on how to deal with Iran, according to Israel's Channel 10 News.
The agreement, which was reportedly signed on Dec. 12 at the White House, aims to counter Iran's missile and nuclear programs. 
According to Channel 10, the agreement would translate President Trump's Oct. 13 speech decertifying the Iran deal into steps on the ground.
The two countries have reportedly decided to set up joint teams to combat Iran in the region. 
One joint team would grapple with Iran's ties to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, as well as Iranian activity in Syria. 
The second team would aim to deal with Iran's nuclear goals, while another team would specialize in dealing with the country's missile program.
The fourth team is designed to control preparations for any escalation from Hezbollah or Tehran. 
The news organization reported a senior Israeli official as saying the two nations “see eye to eye on the trends and processes in the region." 
US national security adviser H.R. McMaster and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat led the negotiations.
The report comes as US-Iranian relations have declined in recent months. 
Trump announced in October that he would decertify the Iranian nuclear deal, which was reached during the Obama administration. 
Last Modified: Friday، 29 December 2017 06:11 PM
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