WASHINGTON -- A report published in Haaretz on Friday claiming that US Jewish leaders have agreed to halt their lobbying efforts in support of a new sanctions bill against Iran has been roundly denied by their organizations.

"No one has given any commitment to make some public moratorium," said sources with an organization represented at the meeting, "categorically denying" that any such commitment was given.

"I can tell you, within AJC, no decision has been made to revisit support for the Senate measure," David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday. "There's no process in place to reconsider our decision."

Leaders of AJC, the Anti-Defamation League, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and AIPAC attended a meeting with members of the National Security Council on Tuesday at the White House, where they discussed Iran and the administration's expectations going into the next round of negotiations in Geneva next month.

Senate aides confirmed that lobbying continued after the Tuesday meeting.


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