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UK, Israel pledge to stop Iran gaining nuclear weapons

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The United Kingdom and Israel will work together in preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power, the foreign ministers of the two countries wrote in a joint article.

Liz Truss, the British Foreign Secretary, and Yair Lapid, Israel’s foreign affairs minister, preview their new memorandum of understanding.

The agreement, which will be signed on Monday, will enable the UK and Israel to work more closely on issues such as cybersecurity, technology development, defence, trade and science.

It will see Israel become one of the UK’s most trusted allies in thwarting cyber attacks, according to a Foreign Office insider. Talks on a trade deal are also set to begin early next year.

“We believe that a democracy rooted in freedom, which empowers citizens with the opportunity to innovate, create and fulfil their dreams is the finest form of government,” the two ministers mentioned.

Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett said earlier in the day that his country was very worried that world powers will remove sanctions on Iran in exchange for insufficient caps on its nuclear programme, as negotiators convene in Vienna on Monday in a last-ditch effort to salvage a nuclear deal.

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Kamila/Al-Jazeera

 

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