US, Israeli deputy FMs meet in Washington, discuss Iran

December 2, 2011 01:25

Iran is the greatest threat to Israel and the United States in the Middle East, a statement by US Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns and Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon said Thursday.

"Iran’s continued noncompliance with its international obligations related to its nuclear program, as well as its continued support for terrorist organizations, are of grave concern to our two countries and the entire international community," the statement said. 

The two diplomats headed delegations from Washington and Israel that met to "continue the semi-annual US-Israel Strategic Dialogue."

Diplomats discussed "at a senior level the issues that affect our mutual security and partnership," according to the statement.

The two called on the international community to continue pressure on Iran in order to end their nuclear program, and bring about a "change in Iranian behavior."

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