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  5/25/2012, Sivan 4, 5772

U.S. Iran Negotiator to Visit Israel Friday


The United States Department of State announced, Thursday, that Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman will travel to Israel on Friday "for consultations on bilateral and regional issues with senior officials and to reaffirm our unshakeable commitment to Israel's security." Sherman's visit follows her participation in Western talks with Iran in Baghdad about the Tehran government's nuclear development program.

Agence France Press cited diplomats at the talks who said Sherman and and chief Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili had a brief encounter on their way out of one of the sessions. Iran denied that any "meetings" took place.