Israel thanks U.S. for stand on Mideast nuclear arms ban at U.N.

May 23, 2015 5:34 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for blocking an Egyptian-led drive on a possible Middle East nuclear arms ban at a United Nations conference, an Israeli official said on Saturday.

It was a rare message of thanks from Netanyahu, who has repeatedly accused President Barack Obama of undermining Israel's security by attempting to reach a nuclear deal with Iran.

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