Israeli Delegation Met U.S. Officials to Discuss 'Iran Strategy,' Syria

The meeting, a senior U.S. official confirms, are 'part of an ongoing discussion' ■ In January, Trump set to decide on reimposing sanctions on Iran

Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference on October 29, 2017.
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A delegation led by Israel's national security adviser met with senior American officials in the White House earlier this month for a joint discussion on strategy to counter Iran's aggression in the Middle East, a senior U.S. official confirmed to Haaretz.

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File photo: Iran's army chief of staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Bagheri in the northern province of Aleppo, Syria on October 20, 2017.
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The meeting was part of an ongoing discussion between the two countries on the subject. According to the senior official, officials at the meeting also discussed Trump's "comprehensive Iran strategy" and examined prospects to counter Iran's activities in Syria.

The senior official emphasized that the meeting, first reported by Israel's Channel 10, "was not the culmination of a process, but rather, part of an ongoing discussion" that will continue over the next weeks and months.

This discussion will become especially relevant in January, when Trump will have to decide once again on whether or not to reimpose sanctions on Iran, a step that could lead to the collapse of the nuclear agreement signed by the Obama administration in 2015.