NYT: Israel denies waiting for Obama successor to strike defense aid deal

April 29, 2016 04:21

Reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is waiting for a new administration to assume power in Washington before reaching an agreement with the United States on a new defense aid package are false, an Israeli official told The New York Times on Thursday.

The official spoke to the influential American daily newspaper on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of negotiations between Jerusalem and the Obama administration – talks that have been dragging on amidst disagreement over the precise dollar figure attached to a proposed 10-year memorandum of understanding.

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