Israel reaches out to France before resumption of Iran nuclear talks

March 22, 2015 3:10 PM

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Israel reaches out to France before resumption of Iran nuclear talks

JERUSALEM/PARIS (Reuters) - Top Israeli envoys were sent to confer with French officials on Sunday about preventing what Israel considers an unfavorable nuclear deal with Iran after tensions surfaced between France and the United States ‎over negotiation strategy.

Though France has demanded more stringent restrictions than other Western delegations during talks with Iran, one French diplomat played down Israel's sway in Paris, saying that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had overplayed his hand in a March 3 speech to the U.S. Congress.

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