US top Iran negotiator arrives for talks

November 10, 2013 16:21

Washington's top negotiator with Iran, Wendy Sherman, arrived in Israel Sunday for a day of talks to brief Israel on the P5+1 negotiations with Iran.

Sherman, the undersecretary of state for political affairs and number three person in the State Department, was scheduled to meet national Security Advisor Yossi Cohen and top foreign and defense ministry officials. She is not scheduled to meet Netanyahu, who has been unsparing in his criticism of the deal that was discussed over the weekend with Iran. 

Sherman leads the US delegation to the talks. According to an American official, her meetings in Israel are part of "continuing our close coordination with Israel about our ongoing efforts to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons."

Sherman generally comes to Jerusalem to brief Israeli officials after each round of negotiations with Iran.

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