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  12/6/2013, Tevet 3, 5774

Deal with Iran Must Bar Military Nuclear Capabilities

Finance Minister Ya'ir Lapid met with Secretary of State John Kerry of the United States, Friday morning in Jerusalem. In a public statement, Lapid expressed appreciation for Kerry's many efforts in advancing talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Lapid said that despite the disagreements and pitfalls along the way, a peace pact is in the interest of both sides.

Lapid thanked Kerry for the strong bond between the US and Israel, stressing that a final agreement between the international community and Iran must prevent the Tehran government from achieving a military nuclear capability.